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My thoughts on canned tuna + Not Yo Mamas Tuna Salad Recipe

February 24th, 2016 | 1 comment

Tuna salad is one of those staple flavors from my childhood. My mom was big on easy sandwiches like PB&J or tuna salad and so whenever I have either I instantly think of mom. 

Back then there wasn’t much talk about BPA-lined cans or sustainable fishing practices, you just popped open a can and went with it. 

However, as the savvy consumer that I know you are there are a few things we want to be aware of when it comes to “clean eating” and tuna. Many conventional brands use destructive fishing practices that harm the local environment or use unnatural farm fisheries that basically equate to the GMO world of fishing. Destructive fishing practices put other wildlife like sharks, dolphins and turtles in harms way. There is TONS of research out there so I won’t spend too much time on this, I just wanted to give you a basic overview of some of the concerns and controversy around canned tuna.

ENTER: WILD PLANET FOODS(WPF)

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As a mostly vegetarian, sometimes vegan who eats fresh seafood and the occasional dairy products like cage-free eggs, I don’t really “label” my diet. I don’t focus on what I can and cannot eat, I focus on what my body wants and what makes me feel good. I look for fresh foods that are grown or sourced responsibly. Canned tuna is something that I don’t eat regularly but do LOVE to mix into my diet, especially when I’m working out a lot and need the extra protein or looking for a boost in those good healthy Omega 3 fatty acids. 

I first heard about Wild Planet Foods when I came across the GreenPeace.org Tuna Shopping Guide. When I first started health coaching and really diving deep into responsible, savvy shopping, I’ll be honest, I was afraid of canned tuna. I just felt like it had to be really unhealthy, right? It came from a can, little nutrition facts on the brands I was seeing and it was just too big a question mark. Until now. Green peace named Wild Planet Foods Tuna the #1 canned tuna and since I found this out I have started a love affair with the brand.

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My favorite WPF product and staple in my pantry is the Wild Planet Foods Wild Albacore Tuna. Let me tell you why…

First of all Wild Planet Foods is a very transparent company and their website is catered to EDUCATION, which is great. I have learned SO much about sustainable line and pole practices that minimally affect the marine environment as well as labels like Dolphin Safe and Turtle Safe

It turns out that tuna can be a fantastic source of protein, calcium and Omega 3 fatty acids that are great for healthy brain function, joint health and overall good health. WPF tuna products are also low mercury due to the when and how of their fishing practices. You can read all about them here…

Anyway, I don’t work for WPF nor and I am any formal brand ambassador but I really just LOVE this company and the wild tuna product so much. I love the transparency, the corporate responsibility, the high standards of environmental practices and the extremely high quality and healthy products.

In my opinion, Wild Planet Foods Wild Albacore Tuna is a bit pricier than your average canned tuna but it is HANDS DOWN worth the investment in the company and in the product for your health. Since you know how much I LOVE saving money, when I don’t see a sale at my local health foods store I buy the products from Vitacost here for $3.99 a can down from $5.39 regularly, awesome!! 

I’d love to hear your thoughts, questions and recipe ideas…tweet me @DeeLynn

 NOT YO MAMAS TUNA SALAD

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You’ll Need:

  • 2 cans Wild Planet Foods Wild Albacore Tuna
  • 1/4 cup organic garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup halved organic pitted olives
  • 1/4 cup organic whole kernal corn
  • Small chopped bunch of fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp minced red onion
  • 3 TBSP organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 TBSP organic balsamic vinegar
  • pink of Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper

To Make:

In a large glass blow, empty the contents of two cans of tuna and flake with a fork. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix well to fully incorporate. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate and store in an airtight glass container. 

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Eat the tuna salad by itself, wrapped in a brown rice wrap or topped over a bed a greens. Enjoy! 

*Gluten-Free *Dairy-Free 

Not Yo Mamas Tuna Salad
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cans Wild Planet Foods Wild Albacore Tuna
  2. 1/4 cup organic garbanzo beans
  3. 1/4 cup halved organic pitted olives
  4. 1/4 cup organic whole kernal corn
  5. Small chopped bunch of fresh parsley
  6. 2 tbsp minced red onion
  7. 3 TBSP organic extra virgin olive oil
  8. 2 TBSP organic balsamic vinegar
  9. pink of Himalayan Pink Salt
  10. Fresh Cracked Pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large glass blow, empty the contents of two cans of tuna and flake with a fork. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix well to fully incorporate. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate and store in an airtight glass container.
Notes
  1. Eat the tuna salad by itself, wrapped in a brown rice wrap or topped over a bed a greens. Enjoy!
  2. *Gluten-Free *Dairy-Free
DeAnna Lynn Englezos, Certified Life Coach, Wellness Expert, Speaker http://createyourgreatlife.com/

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DeAnna Lynn Englezos is a Brooklyn-based Certified Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach. Her core mission is to share accessible information on health and happiness that actually works and healthy recipes that taste great. DeAnna is the proud owner of an adorable rescue pup named Harlow and posts pictures of her often.
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