Step away from the peanuts…

I have been addicted to peanut products lately. Every day for a while now, I have been having peanut butter, at least 1/3 cup of peanuts, and some kind of baked good that contains peanut flour in it. A couple days ago, my mouth started constantly having a metal taste in it. Once I realized that brushing my teeth, gargling, and chewing gum wasn’t getting rid of the metallic taste, I googled possible causes. The only one that makes sense is overdosing on copper. Peanuts are a prime source of copper. Oops. So, I am currently banned from all things peanut. Grr.

On a happier note – Nina and I have bonded quite a bit! She is much more relaxed and friendly and is acting more like your typical puppy. I am getting quite attached to her :) I was getting worried there for ¬†while…

After taking Nina on a walk yesterday, I came home to make lunch. I had a salad and a St. Patty’s day themed sandwich!

Tuna Salad Sandwich: Easy & Healthified

Recipe: Serves 1

1 can albacore tuna (should be ~25 grams protein)

1/2 avocado

spoonful of teriyaki sauce (I used Soyvay-even though I’m not down with soy)

sea salt

fresh cracked black pepper


whole wheat bun


Directions – Mix all of the first ingredients in a bowl and spread over a toasted whole wheat bun! Top with sprouts!


Avocado * contains vitamins A, B, C, and E. Also contain phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, folic acid, zinc, and iron. Their greatest asset is their monounsaturated fat content, which is linked to lower cholesterol levels, reduced risk of heart disease, weight loss, and even alleviating depression.

Tuna * 4oz of tuna is packed with 30 grams of protein, 118% of your daily needed tryptophan (which has a relaxation effect), 75% selenium (which can drastically reduce risk of skin cancer!), 67% niacin, 59% B6, and 40% thiamin! The fat in tuna is largely omega 3, which reduces inflammation, helps the heart, lowers blood triglycerides, and may lower the risk of several cancers.

Questions: Have you ever been stuck with a metallic taste in your mouth? How is your week looking?

18 thoughts on “Step away from the peanuts…

  1. I think we should come up with a way to make cashew and almond flour. Its possible, no? I want to meet Nina some day…..maybe at town lake walk? :)

    1. You can make cashew and almond flour!!! It is really easy…You simply grind/ pulse it in a food processor until finely ground-but not to much or else it will turn into nutbutters! (Which isn’t a horrible thing…)

  2. Oh no!!! I gave up peanuts for lent, so I guess we can stick through this peanut-free time together. :?

    And I am glad Nina is more comfortable with you now!!! She is so adorable :)

    And….I LOVE making tuna salad with avocado!!! And chicken and egg salad, too….it is fabulous!

  3. I’m glad things are getting better with Nina! This sandwich looks delicious – you know I’m a fan of anything without dairy and with avocado! I need to make this asap.

  4. Oh, goodness… I overdosed on peanut butter too, but I haven’t gotten any aftertaste. Whoops. I guess it’s just time to lay off the stuff for now… not doing my sedentary gluteus maximus much good. :P

  5. Gah I love sprouts and avocado. The only thing I dislike about tuna is my tuna breath after :P
    Good luck on finals!! It’s finals week over there too, right? <3 many hugs to you and Nina :)

  6. Whoa I didn’t realize peanut eating was an extreme sport! I’ll definitely be more wary of OD-ing on them from now on…

    Love your super green tuna salad and I’m SO happy to hear that Nina is doing better!

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