Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Food Day

William and Helen Wise at NCSU Campus Farmers Market
If you grew up or still live on a farm, or with a garden in your backyard, you probably cannot imagine a diet without real food. By real food I mean fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy whole grains. Unfortunately, so much of the food our nation consumes today is overly-processed, stripped of valuable nutrients, and loaded down with salt and sugar to give it flavor. And this, I personally believe, is slowly killing us!

Food Day is an event that is storming across the country in an effort to support safe, healthy foods and to educate us about the importance of eating real food for good health. What better way to do this than to support local, sustainable agriculture. For more info about Food Day visit www.foodday.org

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Tuna Salad

Here's my recipe for tuna salad. It's quick and easy and is delicious on a sandwich with whole wheat bread, tomato, lettuce, and mayonnaise. I also make my chicken and turkey salad this way from leftovers.

Tuna - 2 small cans tuna in water (that's 10 oz total, or just a little over 1 cup)
Chicken - 1-2 cups leftover roasted chicken, chopped
Turkey - 1-2 cups leftover cooked turkey, chopped
Egg - I use 1 egg for every 1-2 cups meat
Salt
Kraft Mayo with Olive Oil - I have recently discovered this yummy mayo with 1/2 the fat and calories of regular mayonnaise! Absolutely cannot tell any difference in taste.
Mt. Olive sweet relish - from none other than Mt. Olive Pickle Company, a local company in Wayne County, NC.

Boil egg for about 8-12 minutes. Then, run under cold water and peel after egg cools down. Chop egg and mix with meat. Sprinkle with salt to taste, and add 1 tablespoon sweet relish per cup of meat. Mix in 2-3 heaping tablespoons mayo. May need to add a little more mayo, or a little less, depending on your taste. I like to go with a little less. :)

Say bye-bye to chips with your sandwich, and serve with fresh, seasonal fruit instead for a very healthy and delicious meal.