Tom Venuto's Fat-Burning Recipes
Super Simple Salmon Salad Sandwich
- 1 6-oz can salmon
- 1 tbsp light omega-3 mayo
- ½ cup finely chopped onion
- ¼ cup finely chopped celery
- 2 tsp dill weed, dried
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 100% whole wheat pita pockets
Yield: makes 2 pita pocket sandwiches
1.) Put all ingredients together in a bowl and mix
2.) Spoon into a whole grain pita pocket (or spread onto whole wheat bread for a sandwich) and enjoy!
That was easy, wasn't it?
- Serving Size: 2 sandwiches
- Calories: 539
- Protein: 41 g.
- Carbs: 37.3 g.
- Fat: 20.2 g.
Every once in a while don't you just crave a sandwich? I do. I don't need one very often, I just like to have the option. That's exactly why I don't like all or none thinking or extremes of low carb diets, which demand that you remove all bread from your diet - even whole grain bread
For sure, banish as much of the white flour, white bread, and white sugar as you can, and keep the starchy carbs in moderation while on strict fat loss programs (have them for breakfast or after workouts, at least). But why not allow yourself some whole grain bread sometimes, even if it's not your daily staple food?
So if you want a sandwich, what kind is healthy and fits in with a fat-burning program? I remember a scene in the movie, Analyze This with Robert Deniro where Gangster one says, “Hey what kind of sandwich ain't too fattening?” Gangster two says, “Half a sandwich.” A comedy, yes, but truer words have never been spoken.
One popular favorite is the tuna sandwich. But the most basic tuna sandwich – tuna and mayo – is a bit on the boring side. Even tuna, lettuce and tomato, while an improvement, is still boring. So I was thinking, how could I make a more interesting tuna sandwich? Then it dawned on me –with the concerns about mercury contamination in tuna, and with most people not getting enough omega 3 fats, why not use an even higher omega 3 and heavy metal-free source of fish – canned salmon! Bingo!
This recipe is fully compatible with The Body Fat Solution Nutrition Rules. Enjoy!