After eating too much, and cooking all sorts of sweets over the holidays, I am ready to start eating healthier again. I avoid processed foods, and buy organic as much as I can.
I see all these trend diets that pop up once and again, making people hungry, deprived, eating things they don't like just because they say we should, and in the end they make you feel less energy and more cravings then when you started.
The villain now is gluten. It is true it can be harmful to those who suffer from celiac disease, or who have gluten intolerance, and I am thankful that's not my case.
A while back we were told to completely eliminate eggs from our diet, right? Now the story has changed, again.
I believe we must have knowledge about food, we must listen to our bodies, and have common sense. There is a far difference between eating eggs with whole wheat bread and eggs with sausages, home fries, and so on.
So, when yesterday, I craved protein-loaded food, to have tuna and boiled eggs for lunch was a natural choice.
This salad was inspired by the classic Salade Niçoise, a nutritious one-in-all salad.
Light, colorful, flavorful, and nourishing.
♥ hard-boiled eggs, sliced
♥ tuna cans packed in water, drained
♥ tomatoes, sliced
♥ green beans, cooked until bright green & crisp-tender
♥ black olives, sliced
♥ yellow onions, sliced
♥ for the dressing: pink salt, olive oil, lime, freshly ground pepper, fresh basil
While growing up, my mother's salad dressings consisted in salt, olive oil, and lime - in Brazil, lime is more commonly used to boost food flavors than lemon.
To this day that's how I like to eat salads, specially when the ingredients are naturally flavorful as these ones.
I wish you all a blessed & healthy New Year!