AIP Meal Prep: Tuna & Shredded Cabbage Salad

AIP Meal Prep: Tuna & Shredded Cabbage Salad

Meal prepping was hard for me to get the hang of at first. I don’t particularly like taking the time to plan meals for the entire week, especially because available produce is unpredictable here. I typically go to the market with a loose idea of what I’d like to purchase, and create meals as I shop.

There are, however, a few staple lunches that I have gotten into a routine of prepping. Tuna over a shredded cabbage salad is becoming one of my staples. Cabbage seems to be consistently available here (hopefully that doesn’t change in the summer), and canned tuna is always available.

I never measure ingredients — I’m going to make an effort to as I share more recipes — but this meal prep is super simple. You can also use the cabbage salad for other meals during the week, not just with the tuna.

AIP Shredded Cabbage salad

AIP TUNA SALAD

  • canned tuna — I usually make 2-3 cans
  • chopped red onion — 1/2 -1 whole onion
  • chopped celery — about 2 stalks
  • turmeric
  • sea salt
  • mashed avocado — It helps if the avocado is a bit over ripe so it mixes in more smoothly ((alternatively, you can use coconut or olive oil))

Other optional ingredients I use if on hand

  • coconut yogurt — gives the tuna salad a bit of a tangy flavor
  • finely chopped kale
  • garlic powder
  • fresh parsley
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. I recommend putting the tuna in the bowl first, then adding small amounts of each ingredient, tasting, then adjusting to your liking.

DISCLAIMER: don’t freeze tuna salad, unless you like the taste of cat food... learned that one the hard way.

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Shredded Cabbage Salad (AIP)

  • red cabbage — I usually use about 1/4 of a head
  • Green cabbage — about 1/2 of a head

Other optional ingredients

  • Shredded Brussels sprouts
  • Shredded carrots
  1. Combine all ingredients then slowly incorporate dressing to your liking. I usually incorporate the dressing right away, but you can set it aside to use as needed throughout the week.

AIP TURMERIC SALAD DRESSING

  • olive oil
  • apple cider vinegar — about 1-2 tbsp ((start with a little, taste, then adjust))
  • honey — about 1/2 - 1 tbsp
  • turmeric — about 2 tsp ((start with a little, taste, then adjust))
  • sea salt
  1. Combine ingredients and whisk until blended (or use an emulsifier). As you incorporate ingredients, taste then adjust to your liking.
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