|25 min||Servings: 4|
This protein-packed salad gives you the fresh, delicious flavor you want, with the healthy balance you need! Quinoa, tuna, and sunflower seeds are great sources of protein, and there are plenty of non-starchy vegetables to fill you up without adding carbs.
Health tip! It can take a while to get the hang of some of the healthy eating choices you’re starting to make. If questions come up (and they probably will!), try to keep track of them on a notepad or on your phone so you can ask your doctor or diabetes educator.
Quinoa is a whole grain which packs your meals with plenty of protein, fiber, and iron. It’s great in salads or as an alternative to rice. It’s also fairly high in calories, so be sure to pay attention to your serving size!
If you’re not cooking for 4 people, be sure to save the additional servings for lunch or dinner tomorrow! Avoid scooping the leftover portions onto your plate, otherwise you might take in more calories and carbs than you planned.