Let’s be honest – I’m definitely the type who would rather eat nachos and cheese for lunch then something healthy, but since I’m doomed to be in a bikini in two weeks (hello Florida!), I’m trying to keep it together.
I borrowed “The Flat Belly Diet” from the library this weekend, and while I’m not following the plan exactly, I definitely learned some tips! Most importantly, to include a MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acids) in every meal. These include avocado, nuts and seeds, oils, olives, and dark chocolate. So I picked up avocados (easily my favorite on the list!), sunflower seeds (if you have a trick to eating these, PLEASE comment. I look like an idiot!) and peanuts to snack on.
Looking through some of the recipes, I noticed tuna stood out a LOT. Mind you, I like fish, but mostly the cooked kind. But I gave it a try. And guess what? I liked it!
Ashley’s Tuna Salad (what, you think I have a special name for it or something?
- 1 pack Starkist tuna in sunflower oil
- 1/2 avocado, sliced
- 1 wedge, Laughing Cow Queso Fresco cheese
- Two small tomatoes
- 1 sandwich pita
Pour your tuna into a bowl (or tupperware container). Mix in avocado with a fork. Add cheese and mix in. (You’ll really have to mix it!) Spread on pita. Serve with tomatoes.
See? That’s easy!
Another recipe I’m loving (which is SO easy) is Sassy Water.
- 2 liters of Water
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 cucumber, sliced
- 1 teaspoon ginger root, grated
- 12 mint leaves
Put everything in a pitcher, refrigerate overnight. It’s SO refreshing!
What are your favorite “flat-belly” recipes? I’m totally making my Funfetti Cookies for a sweet!