Lunch

Surprising Salmon

I made a new discovery at lunch today…..I really really really like canned salmon!! I always thought it sounded so gross…tuna was fine, but salmon–no way! I can never really get full though when I eat those little tuna pouches no matter what I do for some reason and I had a forlorn can of salmon in the back of my cabinet that needed to be eaten so I thought why not? It was so great and I am going to buy more next trip to the store!! I mixed 3 ounces of it (basically the entire can) with 1.5 tbsp light miracle whip, a chopped up carrot and some celery. I also mixed in some whole grain dijon mustard. It was very filling and tasty as well! Way more filling than canned tuna for some reason I can’t understand. I also packed a homemade roll from the other night to make a little sandwich with my salmon salad. Yum! On top of that, I had 1/2 cup of Cedar’s Tabbouli salad (my FAVORITE!) and a half cup of red grapes. This lunch was great and filled me up until I had my snack of 4 ounces cottage cheese and pear slices at 3. It was easy, portable and tasty—highly recommended!

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Sorry the grape picture didn’t turn out so well! They sure tasted good though!

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This entire lunch was about 549 calories.

Off to make dinner! 🙂

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7 Comments

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    Danielle
    January 6, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    And yet another thing that I have yet to try! I absolutely adore salmon but was nervous about trying the canned because I don’t like canned tuna one bit. I hate the smell, taste, even kind of the way it looks. 🙂 Are there any similarities between the two, other than consistency? What’s the difference in taste from a filet of salmon?Also, how fishy is it? Thanks, I feel uncultured, haha. But I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thanks so much by explaining how you made the salad too because I would definitely have no idea.

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    Becky
    January 6, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    I posted this in the breakfast post….but just in case you don’t read back to it:

    Sara F., I need help!!!! I’m trying to make the biscotti…but I’ve run into a problem! There is no applesauce in the ingredient list, however, the directions say to mix in the apple sauce…..How much?? Thanks!

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    Ala
    January 6, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Hey there!

    Have you tried the canned FLAKED salmon (it is ‘tuna like’ in consistency (i.e., no bones/skin!). I am obsessed with it, and I eat it several times a week. Much better tasting than canned tuna (and I would like to think healthier too!).

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    jenna
    January 6, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    You know I think I had flaked salmon. It was chunky in the can…I thought the consistency was SO much better than tuna also and I will def. buy it again!

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    arimcg
    January 7, 2008 at 1:03 am

    I had no idea that Cedar’s made tabbouli! Now that I have your endorsement, I’ll have to try it. I love their hummus. Do you get the tabbouli at the regular grocery store?

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    jenna
    January 7, 2008 at 1:04 am

    Arimcg-

    No! I can only find it at Whole Foods, unfortunately! It’s worth the hunt though…it’s the best store bought tabbouli I have ever tried….I’m addicted to the stuff! That and cedar’s garlic lover’s hummus. A warm pita with their hummus slathered on with tabbouli would be my perfect meal. Try to find it if you can!

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    Ala
    January 7, 2008 at 1:38 am

    Thats great…flaked salmon is awesome!
    I have had the ‘whole’ salmon in the can before (if thats what you’d call it!) and there was little bones and some black skin in it…not appealing! I love the tuna style salmon though…no mess, no bones, etc.

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