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Practical, healthful eating and living.

Do we have to have that Tuna sandwich? June 7, 2009

End of LIne bigI’ve been seeing a lot on how the world’s ocean fish population is being depleted.  And then I saw the following Twitter message about how a restaurant owner has decided to take tuna off the menu.  Intrigued, I clicked on the accompanying link for more information.

@BBC_Earth Telegraph: Pret A Manger to stop selling tuna sandwiches http://tinyurl.com/os3nsz
From there, I looked for information on the documentary that had inspired the restaurant owner, called, “The End of the Line.” It made me stop and think.  I’m not a HUGE fish eater, but I do love sushi.  Could I get by without tuna sushi?  Of course!  There are so many other options.  What’s a bit more painful is the thought of going without tuna sandwiches during the summer.  It’s been such an easy standby.  But does that make it worth losing the species?  No.

Some alternate choices:

  • Chicken salad
  • Ham salad
  • Crab salad
  • Egg salad
  • Lentil/rice salad
  • Black beans and corn mixed with a little salsa
  • Hummos with cucumber, red onion and/or red peppers
  • Tortellini salad
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