Healthy recipes to build muscle or keep your calorie count in check is important. Sometimes we get into the rut of eating the same thing day after day and week after week because we know what we like, what works, and what's easiest. From time to time however it's a good idea to play around with new ideas to see if you might discover a new favorite. A quick Sweet Potato Tuna Salad Recipe might just do the trick to break up your routine!
Sweet Potato Tuna Salad Recipe
Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin B-67 and Potassium. Your personal trainer has probably suggested adding them to your diet at one point or another. The other main ingredient in this recipe is tuna and we all know what a high protein power food that is! In just about 10 to 12 minutes you can whip this together. To start however, you want to have 1 sweet potato cooked and cooled. They're pretty easy to nuke in the microwave btw.
1 Can of white tuna (packed in water of course)
1 tablespoon of Dijon Mustard
3 tablespoons of store bought hummus (this replaces the mayo typically found in tuna salad recipes)
1 chopped scallion or green onion
1/3 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped celery
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cut about 1/4 of the sweet potato into chunks and toss it into a bowl with all of the other veggies and stir in the hummus and mustard. Once combined, add the tuna and give it another stir to make sure it's well incorporated. Add your salt and pepper to taste.
As if this sweet potato tuna salad wasn't easy enough to make and eat on it's own, you can also try variations like eating it open faced as a spread on a good piece of whole grain bread. High protein recipes don't have to be void of taste and texture. Experiment and find what feeds your body and mind the best!