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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Salad Sunday- Tuna & Bean Salad

Beans are cheap, low fat and full of fiber.  They are also versatile since they come in a number of different varieties. Using canned beans makes them easy to add to recipes.  This weeks salad will be my lunch all week. I have been eating soup or salad for lunch to reduce the bread I eat. This recipe goes together really quick too and serving over salad gets some more veggies in my diet. If you like you can serve it on toast.

2 ( 5 ounce ) cans tuna drained
1 (15 ounce) can Great Northern Beans drained and rinsed
½ cup miracle whip
½ cup chopped white onion
2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped
¼ cup sunflower seeds
1 carton grape tomatoes, cut in half

Combine tuna, beans, onion and miracle whip. Mix gently.  Add herbs, sunflower seeds and tomatoes.  Serve over a bed of baby kale, baby spinach or a bed of mixed spring greens mixed with kale.

Serves 4-6

Adapted from Frugal Cooking with Beans by Sally Thomas

It is available on Amazon as a Kindle edition.  Go to Amazon to take a look at other recipes.


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  She was the 2012 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division. In 2013 she qualified as a member of the Team USA Duathlon Team.and was eligible to compete in 2014 at the Age Group World Duathlon Sprint Championship in Pontevedre Spain.  She chose instead to represent the U.S. at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 150 members in 29 states. We also have members in Australia, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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