Lightened Up Tuna Salad

I love a good tuna salad.  Unfortunately most store bought tubs and restaurant dishes are full of fat, high in calories, and made with some unnecessary ingredients and/or preservatives.  In addition, most recipes include eggs and relish, both of which I don’t really like in my tuna salad.  So I set out to make my own recipe that still has all my favorites but it’s not nearly as high in calories and fat as many recipes out there.  I’ll be honest, I’ve tried to make tuna salads without mayo and it’s not even like eating tuna salad to me.  So I do use a little mayo to get the creaminess but not nearly as much as many recipes call for.  Fresh dill is the ingredient that makes this tuna salad so good though.  I just can’t get enough of it.

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So I’ve decided to discontinue my “What We Ate” posts.  It was getting difficult to take a picture of our dinner every.single.night and most of the time the pictures were terrible anyway because I was trying to hurry.  Also, does anyone really care that we had leftovers or warmed up a burrito in the microwave?  I think not.  In the beginning, I wanted to share what we were eating to show that eating healthy doesn’t have to mean making a huge meal from scratch every night.  Sometimes we make something super simple and sometimes we simply have leftovers.  I wanted to share the reality of what a family eats on a nightly basis when eating out is not a regular part of the routine. I still plan to share some of what we are eating, just not on a daily basis.

Every couple of weeks I’ll share a recap of some of the things we’ve eaten (including breakfast, lunch, snacks, and treats), tips and tricks, random happenings, and links to relevant articles, blog posts, and books.  I’m a big reader and I have a passion for creating healthy family habits.  I’m constantly reading really great things about nutrition, feeding your family well, how to deal with picky kids, etc.  I’ll share some of those links in these posts for those that are interested.  And if you aren’t interested, just keep scrolling!

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Friday Favorites

 

When I first started this blog my sister told me I should share some of the foods/products I buy.  Basically, she said she didn’t want to have to do the work (looking at ingredient labels and finding the best choice) and would rather I do it for her.  🙂   So, I’m taking her advice and I’m going to start sharing some of my favorite foods, products, and gadgets regularly on the blog.  I’ll share some other random favorites as well along the way (like #3 on today’s post).

Today I’m sharing two of my favorite things to buy at Costco and one of my favorite things to do to relax and take care of my body.

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Family Picture CO

Every summer we go to Colorado for a family vacation.  My dad and step-mom live there in the summer so it’s the perfect opportunity to visit them and have an affordable vacation.  There are so many activities to do and it’s such a nice break from the brutal Texas heat!  What I love most about our Colorado trips is that we stay really active while on vacation.  It works out really well with our two young boys.  And as they grow up there will be more and more we are able to do as a family.

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