One of my favorite and easiest lunches is very healthy for you and delicious too! It involves just about any ingredients you like. I’ve shared it before when I did several posts on allergy-friendly lunches last year. You cannot mess this lunch up. And, if I’m out of tuna, I just leave that out. I’ll just settle for hummus, cucumbers, & cheese on a rice cake. I’m serious when I say that you cannot mess this lunch up.
Balsamic Tuna Salad on Rice Cakes are free of just about every top allergen possible (unless you have an allergy to tuna). Just mix up the tuna with the amount of balsamic vinegar and craisins you desire (add a splash of olive oil, if you like) and add on your toppings.
- tuna (in a can or pouch – I use Kirklands brand from Costco as it has no soy and appears to be a good quality tuna.)
- balsamic vinegar
- olive oil (optional)
- slice of good cheese (swiss, sharp cheddar, anything strong), if allowed
- salt & pepper
- rice cakes
- additional possiblities: avocado, tomato, lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, Dijon mustard, hummus
One caution: Rice Cakes do not hold up well to the moisture of the tuna and/or other toppings. If you plan to pack this for your lunch, assemble the toppings on the rice cake at lunch time. Otherwise, you’ll have a soggy, stale rice cake, and well, it’s no longer my favorite lunch. If you want something a little more substantial than rice cakes, try my recipe for Balsamic Tuna on Gluten-Free Flatbread.
What is one of your favorite lunches?
January 27-February 2, 2013
Sunday: Pan-Seared Salmon Filets, Steamed Vegetables
Monday: Ham & Bean Soup (from the freezer for a crazy, busy night)
Tuesday: Mongolian Beef (we missed it last week)
Wednesday: Savory Pork Medallions with Peppers & Apples, Green Beans
Friday: Refrigerator Round-up
Saturday: OYO (On Your Own)
Dessert: I really want to make this new recipe I found for Whole Food Powerbar. I just have to try to fit in a trip to Costco this week to pick up some almonds.
I’m really not sure how this week’s menu will pan out as we have a bit of a busy week, but I’ll do my best.