Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Summer Cravings

When summer rolls around I crave giant Farmer's Market salads topped with canned tuna.

Romaine and spinach topped with tuna, cucumbers, red peppers 
and Annie's Light Raspberry Vinaigrette

Unfortunately due to the mercury content, I cannot enjoy tuna every day. So, some days I swap out the tuna for canned wild caught salmon, grilled chicken, hummus or slivered almonds. Other days I simply accompany my salad with a vanilla or chocolate whey protein shake.

Kale massaged with 1/2 avocado, EVOO, sea salt and lemon juice 
topped with baby carrots, cucumbers, red peppers, salmon and balsamic vinegar

Which summer foods do you crave?


Anonymous said...

Is it mercury in canned Tuna? All brands? I didn't know.. I worry about the alu in the can itself - what's safe to eat anymore anyway..

Salads looks deli!

Maria Peters said...

Tuna has a moderate amount of mercury in the fish itself because of where it is on the food chain. So, it is best to eat in moderation.