Last year I was in a panic over my daughter’s wedding and “the dress” I couldn’t find! When I did find it, (thank you Nordstrom’s) and ordered it, it was on backorder! ugh. When it came – in May – eleven weeks before the wedding, it wouldn’t zip up! What the…??? I loved the dress and was determined that if I lost about 20 pounds it would fit! So determined was I, that I wouldn’t eat carbs! And by carbs I mean bread, potatoes, rice, bananas. I lost 3 pounds the first week and then nothing the next week. All that did was make me crave carbs more!
While I lamented to my dear friend Lynne, she told me about a book and a plan of eating – The Eat Clean Diet. I figured it couldn’t hurt. And so, I jumped right into it with 9 weeks and 20 pounds to go. What did I have to lose? It worked! The weight started to drop off and I wasn’t feeling deprived! In fact, I was eating 6 times a day!! And, in quantities that kept me completely satisfied. I lost 19.5 lbs in just 9 weeks! The dress zipped up. And I felt very beautiful!!
My husband and I took the week post-wedding off and went away for a few days to unwind. I fell off the Eat Clean wagon during that time. I’m back to where I started pre-wedding! So, now, after posting lots of yummy, but not very eat clean friendly, recipes lately, I decided to share some wonderful treats with you that will (a) keep you satisifed (b) taste delicious and (c) are easy to do!
Here we go! Today as part of a two week meal plan, I made a yummy Apple-Almond Tuna Salad.
You will need:
3 oz Light tuna packed in water
1/2 c Greek yogurt (I used non-fat)
1/2 cup chopped apple (one small)
2 tbsp almonds chopped (I left them whole… should have warned my husband!)
1/2 tsp chopped parsley
Mix all these together and you can serve it on a bed of lettuce.
This is what you get:
The recipe should be shared between two people – OR, you can have 1/2 now and pack up the other half for your lunch tomorrow! It’s light, delicious, and very filling! You won’t need to add any salt/pepper to this. The sweetness of the apple and the tangy-ness of the yogurt do the trick!
I’m back on track!!!
Enjoy a “CLEAN” lunch!
Until next time,