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Easy Eats: Ranch Tuna Salad, aka my go-to, to-go lunch

September 26, 2018

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I’m very fortunate to only work part time, so most days of the week, I’m able to make a nice, fresh, and hot lunch right from the comfort of my own kitchen. However, those two days a week that I’m working, I need something quick and easy I can throw together the night before work…okay, lets be honest, the morning of when I’m rushing to get out the door. This meal is also great for me, personally, because I don’t have access to a microwave or a refrigerator with my job. I’m usually eating this lunch in my car on the way to see a client. This lunch requires no reheating and it stays cool with just an ice pack in my insulated lunch bag in case, like me, you don’t have access to refrigeration during the day. This lunch is full of healthy fats and protein so it keeps me full and focused throughout the rest of my work day without weighing me down (unlike the typical turkey sandwhich which leaves me starving only an hour or two later.)

P.S. I know the image above is not a pretty picture. It takes time and effort to make tuna salad look appetizing, but this picture is as real as it gets. That is me. Eating this for lunch in my car right there on my lap. The picture snapped on my phone in between clients. Real life, y’all. I’m giving you the actual foods I eat, not just pretty pictures to look at.

Here’s the list of ingredients:

1 can of Safe Catch garlic and herb tuna (This is the only brand of tuna I use because it has the lowest levels of mercury)

1.5 Tbsp. Primal Kitchen Ranch Dressing

1 Tbsp. Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Mayo

A good shake of nutritional yeast

A small handful of shelled pumpkin seeds (also may be called pepitas)

Throw it all together and mix. Pretty simple if you ask me and comes together quickly when I’m rushing out the door every morning. I always pack a few Simple Mills crackers to go along with it for scooping. The Farmhouse Cheddar crackers and Rosemary and Sea Salt cracker varieties are my faves, but you can never go wrong with Simple Mills!

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