January 14, 2013

Anti-Recipe: Tuna, Beans & Greens

Winter months are my least favorite of the year especially where fresh produce is concerned. I try to eat local and there isn't as much to choose from when the weather is cold. One of my favorite easy go-to lunches is tuna and beans. I always try to keep the ingredients on hand so I can whip it up on the fly. And the fresh greens add color and nutrients that boost my immune system and mood when I need it most (can we say seasonal affective disorder?). 

As with all my recipes, you can pretty much add or omit anything you like. You're the one eating it, after all. I buy pre-washed organic greens because it makes prep easier but you can use whatever you like. I usually pick a mix of baby chard and kale varieties. 

For the tuna & bean mixture, I drain the tuna and mix it with a can of drained cannellini beans. Then I add some brown mustard and/or a little olive oil...whatever I'm in the mood for. A few shakes of dried dill complete the dish. 

It's filling and oh so tasty. You can add some type of salad dressing if you need it to help choke down the greens, but I find that keeping them plain and tossing them with the tuna and beans makes for the perfect combination. 

I hope you are having a nice January...and don't forget to take your Vitamin D3! I find it helps me combat the gray day blues during this time of year quite nicely.