When you’re trying to eat right and be healthy, sometimes the amount of forethought and prep involved can seem like a chore. It can even completely derail your efforts. It makes a huge difference to have a set of easy go-to recipes to use that are compatible with your health goals. It makes it even easier when these are quick and delicious 🙂
Here is one such recipe that I use all the time as a staple – it is quick, easy, cheap and complies with the Slow Carb Diet as detailed in the 4 Hour Body by Tim Ferriss; a way of eating that I have been following for the past few months. I like this ‘diet’ because I find it fairly easy to stick to, and not too restrictive. The best part about it is an entire guilt free cheat day, every week. You can read my post about cheat days here. Otherwise, on to the recipe!
Tuna and White Bean Salad
- 1 can of white beans – cannellini or butter beans
- 1 185g tin of tuna – I like Sirena tuna in oil
- red onion, sliced thinly – as much or as little as you like
- a handful of baby spinach leaves
- 6 cherry or grape tomatoes, diced
- olives – black works better, but green are okay too, I like to slice them up a bit
- olive oil
- apple cider vinegar
- Drain and wash beans, then add to a large bowl.
- Add the sliced onion, the handful of spinach leaves, the chopped tomatoes, and the sliced olives.
- Break the tuna up with a fork in the can and then add it to the bowl also.
- Dress with the oil and vinegar to taste. Season with salt and pepper.
That’s it. Super easy and tasty. Also keeps well in the fridge for the next day if you are one instead of two.
I think it’s important to remember that eating well doesn’t have to be complicated. A few simple ingredients can really result in a delicious meal. And with no cooking and very little cleaning, it doesn’t get easier than this.