Beach Bod


Rabbit Rabbit! It’s August 1st, and many people are getting ready for the end of summer, or preparing for back to school. But, we know that “summer” lasts much longer here in BS; there’s still time to work on that beach bod, if you’re into that. Personally, IMHO, if you have a body and are on a beach, you have a beach bod. Anyhoo, if you scroll through my IG, you see lots of photos of beer, booze, and crunchy, cheesy, meaty, calorie-laden deliciousness. And you are probably wondering, “what does that kind of food have to do with a beach bod?!” Here’s the thing. I don’t eat like that all the time. But who wants to see photos of grilled salmon and veggies? YAWN!

I often think about posting recipes for you. I enjoy cooking. But I don’t always exactly use a recipe. I’m more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants type chef (and, I use that word lightly.) Today, I’m going to share this meal that is so simple, it doesn’t even need a recipe. It’s a twist on tuna salad without all of that fatty, goopy, gross mayo. Simply dump a can of drained tuna into a bowl. Add about a 3-inch chunk of cucumber, diced pretty small (I use organic, and keep the skin on.) Add a slice of red onion, diced finely. Then, a hefty squeeze of lemon juice and a tablespoon of EVOO. Woah! Don’t freak out about the EVOO; it’s good for you. Trust me, or just Google it. Finish with some ground pepper, a pinch of salt, and some dill (fresh if you have it, but dried works perfectly, too.) Give it a really good stir, and let it sit for about 5 minutes.

I like to eat it right out of the bowl, but you can have it as a lettuce wrap, in a pita, on some toasted bread, whatever floats your boat. Ooh!  This would also be delicious with lime juice instead of lemon, and some Sriracha squeezed in – maybe some sesame seeds – for an Asian twist. (See? This is what happens to me.) As is, this rolls in right at 360 calories. So, go ahead and grab an adult beverage or three and don’t feel guilty, because you just ate something healthy…





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