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The beginning of each year finds many of us (including me) promising to develop more healthy eating habits. I know I don't eat enough protein, and I'm forever looking for ways to get more since it's more filling than the carbohydrates I know and love so dearly.
Tuna is a great way to increase your protein intake and it can be a great quick meal. But, people are sometimes concerned about the safety of tuna, particularly with pregnant women.
I will be the first to tell you I'm not a big seafood fan, but I love tuna. My kids like tuna, and we typically eat it as a standard tuna salad with mayonnaise and relish. Occasionally, I'll make tuna melts on English muffins, or even a tuna casserole. But, other than that, we haven't been very adventurous. So, I tried a new (to me, anyway) twist on tuna salad from Starkist: Southwest Tuna Salad.
1 (2.6-ounces) pouch of Chunk Light or Albacore Tuna (if using cans, drained and chunked)
½ cup black beans, drained and rinsed
¼ cup low-fat Ranch dressing
1/4 cup Mexican cheese blend, shredded
2 ½ cups (4-ounces) lettuce, washed and torn
½ cup whole kernel corn
¼ cup salsa
In a large salad bowl place lettuce, tuna, beans, corn and ranch dressing. Top with salsa and cheese. For two small salads, divide all ingredients in half.
I'm not much of a food stylist (shut up), but you know what? This was really good, and we'll have it again.