What’s for lunch? Tuna + Crackers + Carrots + Berry Spinach Smoothie
Hey! Here’s a simple lunch idea that can totally be taken on-the-go. Filling and fast!
Tuna is a great lean source of protein and the flavored packs are a simple way to change up the flavors and keep it interesting.
They are great to always have on-hand when you have to scrap a lunch together. Tuna is high is heart-healthy omega-3’s. Omega-3 fats are an essential fatty acid that we need to obtain through our diet. So many benefits come from theses fats including lowering cholesterol to promoting brain health to managing arthritis. Gotta love them! Animal sources of omega-3’s are better absorbed than plant sources, but both are great in the diet.
Here’s a a great link to know which tuna to choose to decrease the amount of mercury: Ask the Nutrition Diva Is Tuna in Pouches Better than Tuna in Cans?
I go in spurts with smoothies…sometimes my tummy is not a fan and other times I just feel like chewing my food, but on the positive, smoothies are a smart and simple way to get in a bunch of nutrients for a filling delicious side, snack or even meal.
Recipe follows: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup frozen berries, 1/2 banana, a couple handfuls of spinach (do what works for you, even if it’s a tiny handful 😉), and I like to add a 1/2 packet (may do the entire packet) of stevia to really bring out the flavors, yum!
This smoothie does well making in the morning and saving till like or make instantly.
I found colored carrots at Trader Joe’s. Yes even the purple carrots contain extra nutrients, but any carrot is fine. The crackers are Aldi brand of a Triscuit (they have about the highest amount of fiber I’ve ever seen for a cracker, 3gm per 6 crackers).
Enjoy this simple, delicious lunch! 🤗