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IMG_8666For my first post, I thought it would be appropriate to share one of my all-time favorite go-to meals: cucumber salads.  I know when many people think of salads the first thing that comes to mind is lettuce, but slicing up a cucumber gives you an opportunity to switch things up to prevent boredom.  If you’re trying to eat more salads, but are not a big fan of leafy greens, then I hope you give this a try!

Cucumbers are low in calories (an entire English cucumber is about 45 calories) and have a high water content, which makes it a great food to include in your diet if you’re trying to lose weight.  That said, you’d be surprised at how filling this salad can be!

This salad takes just a few minutes to come together, and is easily adaptable to whatever vegetables or leftovers you have on hand, making it a great meal when you’re short on time.  To keep this a nutritionally balanced meal, I always add healthy sources of fat, protein, and sometimes whole-grain carbohydrates, depending on what I have in the kitchen.  Some ingredient ideas: (I’ve thrown in all of these!)

  • Protein: canned tuna, leftover salmon, hard-boiled eggs, hemp seeds, tofu
  • Fats: avocado, olive oil, pumpkin seeds
  • Carbs: quinoa, brown rice, buckwheat soba noodles, etc.

Get the Recipe: Hydrating Cucumber Salad With Avocado, Canned Tuna & Hemp Seeds

Cucumbers are a great, refreshing way to switch up your salad base from leafy greens. I regularly make this salad for a quick meal during the summer!
Sliced Cucumber Salad With Avocado, Canned Tuna & Hemp Seeds
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Ingredients

  • 1 long English cucumber
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 oz. canned tuna (in water, no oil, no salt added)
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium Tamari
  • Olive oil, to drizzle
  • Salt + pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Thinly slice cucumber into a large bowl (I used a mandolin slicer which makes this really fast).
  • Slice and add avocado, canned tuna, and hemp seeds.
  • Drizzle salad with tamari and olive oil.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy cold!

Notes

*Recipe serves 1 person if eating as a complete meal, or 2 people if serving as a side salad.

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Let me know by leaving a recipe rating below, or by tagging @walderwellness on Instagram. I love seeing your beautiful creations!

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