Here’s a protein-packed salad that will fill your gut and get you cut
SURE, EATING HEALTHY whole foods is the first step toward burning off your belly. But to lose fat you simply must create a calorie deficit—that is, take in fewer calories than you burn. Fortunately, low-cal meals, despite the dire-sounding name, don’t have to be the bane of your existence as you try to shred up in time for summer. This salad (yes, a salad…bear with us) is loaded with delicious whole foods potatoes, eggs, beans, and tuna.
BIG TUNA One 5-oz can of white albacore tuna packs about 24 grams of protein.
GRETTE VINAIGRETTE ½ cup lemon ¾ cup olive oil 1 tbsp fresh minced thyme leaves 1 tbsp fresh minced basil 2 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp Dijon mustard Dijon
8 oz frozen green beans
2 medium heads lettuce
3 (12 oz) cans white tuna
1 cup quartered grape tomatoes
1.Place vinaigrette ingredients in a vinaigrette ingredients in a shaker cup and shake to mix.
2. Place potatoes in a pot and cover with 4 quarts water. Boil 15 minutes. Drain and water. Boil 15 minutes.
3. While the potatoes cook, place the eggs (don’t crack them) and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then turn off heat and let stand 12 minutes. Rinse eggs in cool water and peel, then cut into slices.
4. Place green beans in a microwave- dish and add ¼ cup water. Cook in microwave on high 7 to 10 minutes.
5. Rinse lettuce and tear into small pieces. Add to a bowl, then add other ingredients (except eggs) and toss. Place eggs on top. Add vinaigrette to taste.
NUTRITION PER SERVING
414 67g 8g 11g
CALORIES PROTEIN CARBS FAT