My friends call me Dipity...short for Sarandipity...and this is how I roll...err...run.
After finding a recipe on Pinterest (of freakin’ course! ;) of a delicious lookin’ tuna melt I couldn’t get it out of my head.
I remember having tuna melts like this somewhere but for the life of me I can’t remember where. Oh old age…you fart eating devil, you.
While my mind raked & raked trying to remember this epic melting of tuna I once gobbled up, I gathered my ingredients….
I wanted this tuna melt to be healthy…not “diet-y” but nutritious. I’m fiercely anti-diet —- eating crap like seeds and sprouts and items a squirrel would like just isn’t something I can get into.
I had some veggies left over from a stir fry I made earlier in the week so I chopped up some carrots, broccoli & onion pretty small…
Then I added two pouches of tuna….
And a couple dollops of low fat mayo…roughly a couple tablespoons…it’s always better to start with less…a overly mayo-ed salad is the ick…
Then I mixed it all up & got this….tuna salad! Oh, make sure you season it now too wtih some salt & pepper….
After all that I took out my bread & toasted it up a bit. I like doing this when I’m putting mushy salads on top…the crisper bread makes for a stronger base….
It also shows you that your stovetop sucks…
While my bread toasted up I sliced a tomato…be sure to have a super sharp knife for this part…I LOVE my Rachael Ray Furi knife. :)
Time to assemble! I tried it two ways…one with the cheese down first (ideally you’d want slices of cheese for this but all I had was shredded…which actually worked pretty a-okay)…..and one with the cheese on top. As far as taste went I thought the cheese on the top was yummier…
Pop them in the oven (which I had preheating at 350 degrees)…hopefully your oven isn’t right outta a scene from The Help…
And after about 7ish minutes (keep checking them) along with a minute under the broiler they looked like this…
And OMG are they DELISH!! I was uber happy with the results and clocking in at around 160 calories each…they’re nutritious (remember those extra veggies we added…which I really didn’t notice in the overall taste of it….along with the multi-grain bread)…packed with protein which is a great thing after a workout and they taste decadent! :)
Well the last week in Saraland was a rough one. After a whole lotta dramaz & tears I officially dissolved Team Sara/h…hence this spiffy new blog…where I’ll continue to document my half marathon journey…albeit solo.
I won’t get into the details of what happened to get to the point of walking away from my “team” and “friend” but it was one of the most disrespectful & frustrating experiences I’ve had in a loooong time. I know that people say you can’t get along with everyone…but I always want to give everyone a fair shot. Too bad I sometimes end up shooting myself in the foot.
Cue a heavy sigh. I guess I’m still pretty shook up about it all.
Still….gotta breathe out the past & breathe in the future…..deep breaths!
Sadly my future no longer includes a trip to San Diego to run my first half marathon…but that’s a’right….because now I’ll be traveling a shorter jaunt up to Green Bay, Wisconsin on May 20th….& I’m pretty a-okay with that….it looks like SO MUCH FUN! Plus, the fundraising goal is a lot less so I’ll be able to breathe easy knowing I’m sitting pretty in that department. And my family & friends will be there to support me…which is gonna be sahhhweeet! :)
Today I’m planning on doing some shopping and then a leisurely run to try & go 5 miles…my furthest ever.
I’ll be back to tell the tale……fingers crossed! ;)