A COMPARISON: Tuna sandwiches

A side-view of half of a toasted tuna sandwich, loaded with tuna, green onion, lettuce, tomato and light provolone cheese on whole wheat bread.I used to think that a tuna sandwich was a healthy meal choice. In theory, it is. But no two tuna sandwiches are the same, it seems, and some are better for you than others. Admittedly, I am not a big fish-eater, so eating the tuna out of the can without any mayo is a cringe-worthy thought for me. Tuna salad sandwiches are my “thing” and pretty much the only way I get any fish into my diet.

But let’s compare: my old tuna salad sandwich to my new tuna salad sandwich. Both are between two pieces of bread. Both have cheese. Both have butter, lettuce and tomato. One is toasted. One is not. But one of these things is not like the other, so to speak. Let’s have a closer look, shall we?

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RECIPE & REVIEW: Almond pancakes & blueberry sauce

Two almond flour pancakes with homemade blueberry sauceWith it being the holiday weekend, I thought it would be nice to make brunch for my hubby and I. The only problem is: hubby doesn’t like eggs. So bacon and eggs are out. Omelets are out. French toast is out, even with whole wheat bread for me. Pancakes! We can do pancakes!

Only problem is: white flour. Wheat is something I’ve been trying to cut back on. Sure, I could splurge and have some, but I wondered if I could do something different to change it up.

That’s when I remembered that I had some almond flour (meal) in the cupboard. I browsed the web and found a recipe for almond flour pancakes on the roasted root website. I thought, “Why not?” and started gathering up the ingredients for them. But what to do in the way of a topping? Corn syrup, maple syrup and pancake syrups would defeat the purpose of trying to make healthier choices in this. They’re so laden with over-processed sugars.

I then remembered that Mom gave me a tub of fresh blueberries this week. So, I popped online again and browsed around until I found a recipe for easy homemade blueberry sauce by a Pinch of Yum. I didn’t quite have enough blueberries for it, so I scaled it down, and replaced the sugar with Stevia. Here’s what I did:

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COMPARISON: quesadillas/quesadilla-like sandwiches

A grilled deli turkey & veggie quesadillaDespite buying a lot  of frozen meals as of late to try, I have been making fresh food, too. I promise. I’ve been trying to reintroduce some sandwich options into my meal plan. I’ve been having some success in doing so by using the Weight Watchers and PC Blue Menu bread products. In this particular case, I had bought a package of the Weight Watchers whole wheat tortillas and decided I wanted a wrap of some sort.

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Breakfast comparisons: egg sandwiches

A plate with an English muffin egg sandwich, tomato slices & nectarine slicesHAPPY CANADA DAY!!

I love long weekends such as this, for more than one reason. But one of those reasons is that I love having the time to make myself a decent breakfast. This weekend has been no exception. Saturday, I craved one of my guilty pleasures.

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