Lunch for the Busy: Romaine Tuna Boats

I’m busy, you’re busy, we’re all busy. But I know you’re not too busy for lunch. Never!

You know skipping meals can slow your metabolism, elevate fasting glucose levels and delay insulin response (can we say soon-to-be diabetes), and cause you to overeat later on. Not so productive for trying to lose weight, if that’s your end goal. Repetitively skipping meals is definitely not so great for overall health. Busyness can no longer be an excuse.

You probably have most, hopefully all, of these ingredients in your fridge and pantry at this very moment. But if you don’t, run out and grab them, keep them on hand, and make this dish over and over as needed for busy days.

Romaine Tuna Boats

  • 1 can tuna, unsalted
  • 1 tbsp plain Greek yogurt, mayo, or vegan alternative
  • 1 tbsp tahini (or almond butter if tahini is not available)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • handful of raisins
  • salt, pepper, paprika, to taste
  • 4 large romaine leaves
  • cherry tomatoes

Drain, rinse, and drain the can of tuna. Place all ingredients into a bowl, stir, and spoon onto cleaned romaine leaves. Top with halved cherry tomatoes and serve.

Such an easy dish, it’s a shame to eat it alone. Share this with a friend, family member, or you and your tummy. Eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a snack. Loaded with super lean protein, lots of flavor, and even veggies, this is one unskipped meal you’ll love.

You’re never too busy for lunch, right?