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Caprese Tuna Salad

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Try this Caprese Tuna Salad and you may never want mayonnaise-based tuna salad again! Made with an olive oil dressing and fresh mozzarella! I eat this after a grueling strength training session because it a good mix of carbs and protein. Now that I'm training 3 days a week with a personal trainer at the gym, I'm not so afraid to eat carbs like I was before. In the September 2014 issue of Runner's World magazine, there were some really great post-run pasta dish recipes. These recipes provide the ideal mix of protein and carbs to help you recover after a run or heavy strength training session. A favorite of mine and my husband is this Caprese Tuna Salad. It's a nice change from the classic mayonnaise-based tuna salad that most of us are used to. And it's also a much healthier version as well.  

This is an easy enough recipe to prep on Sunday and have ready for lunches all week long. One of the biggest downfalls of those trying to lose excess weight or maintain their weight is not being prepared. Having meals prepared for the week allows me to make better choices when I don't have a lot of time to make lunch. 

Caprese Tuna Salad

Try this Caprese Tuna Salad and you may never want mayonnaise-based tuna salad again! Made with an olive oil dressing and fresh mozzarella! I eat this after a grueling strength training session because it a good mix of carbs and protein.

  • 5 cups 100% whole grain penne or fusilli pasta
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) water or olive oil packed albacore tuna (it's best to use a brand like Wild Planet to avoid the massive amounts of mercury in tuna)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 
  • 6 ounces (or more if you want) of bocconcini or fresh mozzarella, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained (optional - I do not add these)

 

Try this Caprese Tuna Salad and you may never want mayonnaise-based tuna salad again! Made with an olive oil dressing and fresh mozzarella! I eat this after a grueling strength training session because it a good mix of carbs and protein.

For the dressing

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (or use 1/2 teaspoon prepared garlic)
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • fresh basil for garnish (I skipped this because I did not have any)

Step #1 Cook penne or fusilli according to package directions but cut the cooking time short by a few minutes to avoid the pasta being too mushy in the salad. The pasta will soak up the dressing so yo will want to cook it until it's al dente. 

Step #2 Prepare the dressing by mixing all of the ingredients together well. 

Step #3 After the pasta is cooked, drain and rinse under cold water. 

Step #4 Add all ingredients together in a large bowl and pour dressing. Mix well until everything is coated with the dressing. Refrigerate and serve cold. 

 

Try this Caprese Tuna Salad and you may never want mayonnaise-based tuna salad again! Made with an olive oil dressing and fresh mozzarella! I eat this after a grueling strength training session because it a good mix of carbs and protein.

This is a recipe you may want to keep in mind for picnics and potlucks because it's not your classic tuna salad and it seems like these days more and more people are drawn to trying new recipes. 

 

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49 Point Kellogg's Family Rewards Code

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Enter code HURRAYFORGAMEDAY in your Kellogg's Family Rewards account for 49 free points! This code expires February 4th. 

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Free Kindle eBooks List for 1/28/15

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Free Kindle eBooks List for 1/28/15Here are today's FREE Kindle eBooks! Every weekday I will update this list with the most current FREE Kindle eBooks in Contemporary, Romance, History, Religion and Spirituality, Children's, Cookbooks, Sci-Fi and Paranormal, Mystery and more!

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New Kashi Hummus Crisps and Cookie or Bars Coupons! (great for double coupons at Pick 'n Save!)

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Kashi Cereal and Bars couponsGo here and change your zip code to 12345 to print these new Kashi coupons! 

Pick 'n Save shoppers can use both coupons on double coupon days when the values of the coupons will be increased to $1.40/1 and $2/2 with your $25 purchase. 

 

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Aldi Ad 1/28 - 2/4

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Aldi Ad 1/28/15

The new Aldi ad for this week is posted (1/28 - 2/4). If you plan on having a Big Game party, there are some great ideas in this weeks ad!

Produce Picks:

  •  $0.49 each Avocados
  • $1.49 per 1-kb package Mini Sweet Peppers
  • $0.99 per dry pint Grape Tomatoes
  • $0.49 each 16-oz package Baby Carrots
  • $0.79 each Celery
  • $0.69 each 8-oz Mushrooms

Aldi shopping tips:

  • Be prepared with cash or a debit check card. Aldi does not accept credit cards. 
  • Bring a quarter for the cart. By not hiring employees to gather the carts from the parking lot, they pass the savings on to their customers with low prices.
  • Bring reusable bags. By not providing bags for your groceries, they are again passing the savings on to their customers with low prices. Bags are available for purcahse, but by bringing your own bags, you will save money.
  • Don't be turned off by the Aldi brand. Their products are made by the same manufacturers that make well-known brands. The only difference is that the cost of the product is lower because there is no advertising cost to offset!
  • Aldi does not accept coupons.
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Rare $1/1 any Selsun Blue Product Coupon (great for double coupons at Pick 'n Save!)

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SAVE $1.00 On any ONE (1) Selsun Blue® product

Here is a rare coupon for $1/1 any Selsun Blue product! This is definitely one we don't see very often! Don't forget you can print two coupons per computer.

Pick 'n Save shoppers can use this coupon on double coupon days when the value of the coupon will be increased to $2/1 with your $25 purchase.
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