Reboot Tuna Salad: A Simple, Quick and very Satisfying Keto Salad for the Total Reboot Program
Talk about memories of University days in a bowl! I literally lived on tuna salad. Not this one, but the flavour profile is similar for the one with the dill pickles.
Marie and I would make a great big bowl of crisp green tuna salad with tuna, onions, celery, dill pickles, mayonnaise and small chunks of cheddar cheese. So delicious and revitalizing – and in those days, cheap like borscht.
With the bad rap, tuna has had regarding mercury these past several years, I stopped eating it completely. However, after careful research, have found that it is safe to eat it up to three times a month for an adult woman. You might be inclined to ask: Why eat anything with health limitations? For me, the answer is simple: eating wild GMO-free tuna with 0.32 parts per million of mercury on occasion is no more of a health risk than breathing the air in my city. “Canned white, or albacore tuna: Children under six can eat up to one 3-ounce portion a month; children from 6–12, two 4.5-ounce portions a month. Adults, including pregnant women, can safely eat this kind of tuna up to three times a month (women, 6-ounce portions; men, 8-ounce portions).”
Reboot Tuna Salad: Mis en Place for Phase 1 Total Reboot
Use your imagination, but keep the carbs to a minimum. You want a crunchy textural addition as well as a sour or tart element to balance flavours. Lots of mayo or less mayo with a good amount of cheese will provide the necessary counterpart to the lean tuna. Season well and a masterpiece is born.
Reboot Tuna Salad: Putting it all Together for Phase 1 Total Reboot
How easy is that. It feels so good to heal my body with healthy food. That is all I used to eat as a young gal. What ever happened?
Reboot Tuna Salad: Mis en Place for Impact Phase 2 Total Reboot
Dill pickles aren’t allowed on Phase 1 as it is focused on rebooting gut health. No vinegar allowed, with the exception of Balsamic. These pickles pack a wild and welcome flavour punch that just breathes life into the traditional tuna salad flavour profile. It is zippy and simply irresistable.
Reboot Tuna Salad: Putting it all Together for Impact Phase 2 Total Reboot
There you have it. Weigh each portion carefully and enter the ingredients into My Fitness Pal as a recipe so you can have your macros in front of you and me in control of the food you eat.
Reboot Tuna Salad: Serving it Up
Reboot Tuna Salad! It’s so big, I can’t eat all that! (But, I did!) Though, not in one sitting. I have 1/2 for my meal and the other 1/2 for a snack later. I could eat 1/2 one day and 1/2 the next. You’ll figure out what works best for you.
I could increase the bulk by tossing it with crispy lettuce, but don’t find that necessary. I just enjoy imagining each cell in my body being nourished by my simple and satisfying little meal and it just makes me happy.
Reboot Tuna Salad
Reboot Tuna Salad is a delicious Keto Salad Recipe for the Evolv Health Total Reboot Program
Ingredients for the Salad
- 1 can 170 gram Cloverleaf whole White Albacore Tuna drained
- 60 grams or ¼ cup organic GMO free or homemade mayonnaise
- 25 grams purple onion minced
- 30 grams sweet bell pepper minced
- (5 grams freshly squeezed lemon juice OR
- 15 grams dill pickles minced)
- ¼ teaspoon of salt to taste
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
Instructions for Making the Salad
Place all ingredients in medium bowl; combine well with a fork
Season to taste; serve in a bowl and enjoy, OR…
Alternate Suggestions for Serving the Salad
Add 1-2 cups crisp leafy iceburg or romaine lettuce
Spoon into celery stalks
Roll into butter lettuce leaves
Spoon onto cucumber slices
The recipe is perfect for Phase 1 of the Total Reboot Program with the lemon juice and without the dill pickles and perfect for Phase 2 or Impact Phase of the Total Reboot Program with the dill pickles and without the lemon juice.
I love this! Did you try it with the white balsamic as the vinegar element? YUMMO!
Valerie Lugonja says
NO! Great tip, Ragan! I used Mayo – but a little of that would be yummy! I do love the Balsamic and it is on the “can have” list of Total Reboot Foods, but it is quite high in carbs, so I tend to use it sparingly – but great tip when I have the carbs to spare!
Edward Brewer says
like your recipes, living alone, 90 years old, looking for simple easy made recipes.
Valerie Lugonja says
Living alone and cooking for one is never easy, but being 90, you likely eat healthier that most of us.
My mom lives alone, is 93, and cooks for one (though you’d think she had a family of 10 if you saw her deep freeze) and she eats the healthiest meals… but also, keeps it simple.
Thanks for chiming in!