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Recipe: Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes with Apples and Tarragon #OceanNaturals

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A lot of tuna recipes qualify as classic comfort food. Creamy tuna casseroles, cheesy tuna melts, mayo-laden tuna salads. Sure, they taste great, but I wouldn’t exactly call them healthy.

And even if you wanted to indulge in some of those tuna tempations, it’s kind of hard to find quality tuna these days. My mom and I have been buying one of the more “natural” brands, and she recently asked, “Have you noticed that tuna we buy is looking more and more like dog food?” It’s true. I had already stopped buying it by the time she asked me.

So we haven’t really been eating a lot of tuna lately. Fresh is expensive, and there’s just no telling where some of that canned stuff comes from. But last week, I was asked to create a tuna recipe using Ocean Naturals Wild Premium Tuna.

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That Healthy Me is one smart cookie…

So, I had bread on the brain yesterday…but not so much that I actually remembered to bring my bread with me to make a sandwich at lunchtime. 
:(

 This time I did actually listen to Healthy Me and plan ahead, but forgetfulness won out. Happens a lot lately.

Lemon: I found myself with a can of Nature’s Promise tuna, a little hummus, and some spinach leaves, all the parts to a mean sandwich, except for the bread. (Along with a few leftover Low & Slow sweet potato slices on the side…)

Lemonade: Look how fancy I was with my spinach leaf wrap appetizers!

First on the agenda today: Classroom obervations. This time it’s K through 2nd Grade, so I figure I’ll be  hopping all morning. This calls for a substantial breakfast featuring the always reliable almond and bananalicious Overnight Oats, with a few blackberries for moral support.

Got caught in traffic on the way, Pennsylvania-style…

Don’t you just hate it when people don’t take their own advice? Well, that’s me today. I am constantly talking about the important of planning ahead and making sure healthy choices are on hand at all times, because it’s just really, really difficult to keep your eye on the prize when you’re hungry and crunched for time.

So I pull the brilliant move of leaving the house with no lunch and no snack. And I won’t be home until after 3pm. Healthy Me is totally going to kick Unhealthy Me’s arse if she finds out.

I like the fact that I get really uneasy now when I don’t know where, when or what I’ll be eating for the day. It tells me that I’ve made some permanent lifestyle changes. Yay for healthier lifelong habits!

Note to self: Even when you’re working nearly full-time, juggling projects, caring for a baby, and training for a new gig, it’s always worth getting up ten minutes earlier to ensure a healthy lunch. Especially while nursing. No excuses!

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What do you do when you find yourself SOL at lunchtime? Do you have a favorite go-to lunch that fills the void when you don’t plan ahead? Let me know! I need ideas!

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