Spring is the time of year where I transition from training and exercising indoors to training and exercising outdoors. Moving outdoors enables me to build and increase my endurance by going for longer runs and bike rides. You don't need to be an athlete to experience this increased physical activity. You might have spent the past few weekends doing a little extra yard work, or some spring cleaning.
If you are a parent of a child who is actively involved in sports such as soccer, field hockey, or football, you are feeling the time crunch of getting your crew to and from events and practices. The most common complaint parents have is being able to provide healthy meals for those active children. Here is some advice from the original author at wellnessmama.com
Tuna Salad Tip:
"I like making this ahead of time and storing in the bottom of a quart size mason jar. Then, I fill the jar with lettuce or spinach and cap tightly. When stored in the fridge, this will last 4-5 days."
"I make several of these ahead of time and store in the fridge for quick lunches or dinners on busy days. Since tuna is relatively inexpensive, this is a great budget-friendly meal idea for our family and it is kid-approved in our house."
- 1 large (or 2 small) cans chunk light tuna (albacore has more mercury)
- ½ cup or more homemade mayo
- 2-3 TBSP dill weed
- 1-2 TBSP honey (optional)
- 1 apple, chopped into small pieces
- 1 rib celery, chopped into small pieces
- ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
- salt, pepper and garlic to taste
- Drain tuna and empty into medium sized bowl
- Add mayo, apples, celery, dill, honey, walnuts and other spices and mix well.
- Serve over large bed of spinach and lettuce.