I have made a version of this recipe in my home for years.  Because I have suffered with bone loss over the past few years, I tweaked a few ingredients to make this a dish strengthening for the bones.

Just some of the ingredient benefits:

  • tuna – B Vitamins and Vitamin D – both important to help get calcium into bones
  • eggs – Vitamins D, E, K, B6, A, calcium (yes!  Eggs contain calcium), folate, phosphorus, selenium
  • celery – silicon – part of the molecular structure of bones and gives bones its strength
  • goji berries – calcium (191 mg. per 100 grams), iron, Vitamins A, C, B-complex
  • walnuts – highest of all nuts in omega 3’s.  Omega-3’s fight inflammation and increases calcium absorption and bone strength by enhancing collagen synthesis.
  • molasses – 1 tbsp. contains 191 mg. calcium, plus iron, B6, magnesium, anti-oxidants and more
  • MCT oil – anti-oxidant that fights inflammation which can prevent movement and exercise, enhances hormone production, initiates estrogen release, helps body absorb minerals necessary for bone health
  • Nettle – high in many minerals including calcium, magnesium phosphorus, iron, silica and more
  • cayenne pepper – helps with digestion, metabolism.  Strong bones begin with a strong digestion!

 

Try it!  If you aren’t concerned about bone loss, try it anyway.  You just might find it addictive!

 

Salad Ingredients

1 5 oz. can albacore tuna, in spring water, drained

2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled

2 stalks celery, diced

1 green onion with greens, diced

1/2 walnuts, chopped

1/4 c. dried goji berries

dash or two of lemon juice

 

Dressing

1 tbsp. MCT oil

1 tbsp. mayo

1 tbsp. dried nettle (optional)

1 tbsp. molasses

dash cayenne pepper

salt/pepper to taste

 

In mixing bowl, add all salad ingredients.  Mix well.  In a separate bowl.  Mix dressing ingredients.  Add to salad ingredients and toss.  Keeps in refrigerator 3-5 days.  Enjoy!

This is delicious over mixed lettuce as a salad, or as a sandwich.  For a different twist, add 1/2 cup cooked pasta noodles.  Serve with salad or vegetable of your choice.