I love lunch. There is just something about the break in the middle of the day to eat that is so relaxing, or at least that is where I am at in life. I know plenty of people who get thirty minutes (if even) and have to quickly shove something down and get back at it. I also know plenty of people who don’t even eat lunch at all. Whatever floats your boat but for me it’s a joyful time to relax.
I’ve said this before but I hate eating out, especially lunch. To me eating out should be a date night or a celebration. I want to go out and take my time, enjoy my company and eat a meal that is not only filling but somewhat good for me. Even though I get a hour for lunch, I don’t have that kind of time to eat “that” kind of meal. So what then there is fast food? They call it fast food for a reason. It’s made fast, you get it fast, you eat it fast and then you feel gross fast. I just flat out hate it. Every now and then I will crave something gross and go get it (which I immediately regret) but 99% of the time I eat lunch at home.
I am lucky enough to work right down the street from my house so going home for lunch is an option for me. Even if it wasn’t I would still pack my lunch. Packing a lunch or eating at home does face challenges of its own still. Like….what do you eat? I don’t want to make a huge meal, I don’t want to take an extremely long time making it, I want something fresh and I don’t want a sandwich. Picky I know. I get tired of eating the same thing all the time so when I came across this recipe for Cranberry Tuna Salad on Apple Slices from thewholesomedish.com I thought hum. Doesn’t sound like something I would usually eat but maybe I should try something different. After all it met all of my criteria listed above and I liked almost all the ingredients. I am so glad I tried it! These were delicious and so filling (which surprised me).
Try these and let me know your thoughts!
Cranberry Tuna Salad on Apple Slices
Prep time: Seriously like 3 minutes
Cook time: None!
I even made this ahead of time and only had to slice up my apples!
- 1 can of Tuna (drained)
- 2 apples
- 4 tbsp of dried cranberries (I might have thrown in a few extra)
- 2 tbsp of mayonnaise or Greek yogurt (I used the yogurt)
- ¼ tsp of salt
- ¼ tsp of pepper
- 1 tsp of Apple cider vinegar (I actually left this out because…well it didn’t sound the best to me)
- Mix all of the ingredients, minus the apples, together.
- Cut up your apples into thin slices.
- Spoon your mixture onto the apple slices and that is it!
So easy and light for a nice spring lunch! I had a smoothie too thinking I would still be hungry and I wasn’t!