In the event that you haven’t yet seen it, I’m super excited to introduce you to a fabulous Silver Lining book: If It Makes You Healthy: More than 100 Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Season.
This is a cookbook written by Sheryl Crow after her breast cancer diagnosis led her to gain interest in the nutrition of her food. The book is co-written by Chuck White with Mary Goodbody (how fabulous is THAT name?).
Sheryl’s breast cancer diagnosis “screamed ‘vulnerable’” and prompted her to change her ways, despite already being fit and healthy. I feel the EXACT same way.
The introduction of the book, written by Sheryl Crow, is fabulously motivating. This book is by no means limited to those with FBC. On the contrary, it seems (to me at least) to be written for an audience focused on familial health and well-being. Not much more of a SL in the world than that!
I was elated to see that the foreword to the book is written by Rachel Beller, Registered Dietician and Founder of the Beller Nutritional Institute, LLC. Rachel happens to be my nutritionist and has helped me IMMENSELY. I mean beyond belief. Rachel has tips throughout the book that are fantastic. I’ll do a separate post on Rachel because she is so great!
In the meantime, please allow me to share one of my favorite SL recipes from my favorite new cookbook. It is a HIT in our home! I’m so grateful to Sheryl and Chuck for this book.
Sheryl’s Tuna Salad
- Two 3 3/4-ounce cans organic, dolphin-safe, wild albacore tuna drained (Vital Choice or Wild Planet brands)
- 1/3 cup finely diced tart apples, such as Granny Smith
- 1/4 cup finely diced celery
- 2 tbsp lowfat Vegenaise or low-fat mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 tsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1/2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- In a glas bowl, using a fork, mix together the tuna, apples, celery, Vegenaise or mayonnaise, parsley, and lemon juice.
- Stir just to mix; this should not be mushy. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Use the tuna salad right away or cover and refrigerate for up to 48 hours.
One serving of tuna contains a hefty dose of vitamin D, which promotes optimal breast health and helps regulate calcium. Just shop smart and get low-mercury canned tuna.
When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no ‘I’ll start tomorrow.’ Tomorrow is disease.