As promised, here is your second recipe of the week!
I’m hoping to keep some creative kitchen inspiration in the coming days so I can continue posting! I’ve missed this old blog!
I also just want to check in on how everyone is doing these days- with your health & fitness, of course, but also with the things that are important to you… like marriage and family and friendships and loving your roommates well?
It’s summer time and the living is easy, but sometimes our disciplines and the things that matter most to us can fall on the back burner. I think summer is a good test of our motivation and the “why behind the what.” Does it last even when things have to look different and structures are out of whack and giving ourselves a break is easy?
Ive talked about this before, but if you’re just wandering around in life waiting for this magical feeling of “motivation” to fall from the sky into your lap and suddenly drastically change your life, it’s not gonna happen that way. Motivation is just that- a feeling. It’s like happiness or sadness or frustration or anger- it can be here one minute and gone the next depending on our circumstances and surroundings. Why, then, do we rely so much on something so fleeting to help us become the best version of ourselves?
My challenge for us this season, whether in fitness or in relationships or leadership roles, is to find a deeper “why” that will be a rock even when circumstances or feelings change. I want to be someone who doesn’t use the phrase “I wish I was motivated enough to….” or the excuse “I’m just lacking motivation.” Rather- What deeply drives you? What wakes you up in the morning and gets you out of bed? What gives you vision and deep joy and purpose?
This recipe is so easy to throw together, especially if you already have my Creamy Salsa Dressing chilling out in your fridge. It stores easily, is great on top of chips or tortillas or some greens for a salad, and has delicious flavors that aren’t your typical tuna salad.
Southwest Tuna Salad
- 2 cans white albacore Tuna, drained (could also used canned or leftover shredded chicken if you don’t like tuna)
- 1/2 cup diced bell pepers
- 2 tablespoons jalapeños, diced
- 1/4 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
- Handful of cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 cup Creamy Salsa Dressing
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- Pinch of salt
This is a super simple recipe- once all ingredients are chopped and ready to go, add them all to a bowl and mix well until ingredients are fully incorporated. Store in airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy!