A busy work life can really put a damper on your ability to spend a whole lot of time on your meals. Unfortunately, a whole foods diet isn’t super conducive to relying heavily on standard convenience foods so it’s important to have an arsenal of recipes that are easy to put together, are easily transportable, pack a heavy punch in the nutrient department, AND keep you full for hours. (That’s a pretty tall order! But it really is possible.) One of my favorite recipes that fits the bill is this paleo tuna salad.
–9 oz of tuna (about 3 cans, I prefer the Wild Planet brand because it’s wild caught and comes in BPA free liner cans)
–1 ripe avocado
–1.5 teaspoon salt
–1/2-1 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (amount just depends on how spicy you want it)
–2 tablespoons olive oil
1. Place your tuna into a mixing bowl and mash together.
2. Add in the avocado (use a spoon to scoop it out of the avocado skin) and stir very well.
3. Add in the olive oil and stir.
4. Add in the salt and crushed red pepper flakes and stir again to make sure everything is combined. You can taste it at this point to see how spicy you would like to make it.
This lasts me for about 3 lunches; I eat this paleo tuna salad with plantain chips, nuts, and/or an assortment of veggies.
What’s your go-to paleo convenience food? Share in the comments section below!