Sweet Potato Tuna Melts

These Sweet Potato Tuna Melts are a delicious and protein packed lunch! Eat them right away or pack they away for an on-the-go meal. I love how customizable they are. Top with avocado, tomatoes, onions, or any vegetables or herbs you have on hand!

Sweet Potato Tuna Melts

Sweet Potato Tuna Melts

I am so excited to partner with my friends at Genova Seafood to bring you today’s recipe! Simple toss all of the tuna salad ingredients in a bowl, place on top of roasted sweet potato buns, top with your favorite toppings, and devour!

Sweet Potato Tuna Melts

This sweet potato tuna bar is such a great idea for game-day entertaining or as a way for your kiddos to have some fun in the kitchen building their own sandwiches!

Sweet Potato Tuna Melts


Sweet Potato Tuna Melts

Preparation 5 min 2017-07-25T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 30 min 2017-07-25T00:30:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings


Sweet Potato Buns

Tuna Salad


  • 1 roma tomato, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 avocado, sliced thinly
  • Optional: cheddar Cheese, sliced thin


  • Pre-heat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Slice sweet potato into 1/2 inch rounds and toss with olive oil and sea salt.
  • Place sweet potato rounds on the parchment lined baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes, or until tender.
  • While sweet potato is cooking, mix all tuna salad ingredients in a large bowl. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  • Slice topping ingredients and set aside.
  • Once sweet potato buns are ready, place 3 tablespoons of tuna salad on each of the buns. Top with tomato, avocado, lettuce or any other toppings you desire!
  • If adding cheese, top each slider with a thin slice of cheddar cheese. Broil on high for 3-4 minutes, or until cheese has melted completely.

Sweet Potato Tuna Melts

Want to know something cool?  Genova has started a program called Digital Traceability and it’s pretty awesome. Genova customers simply enter the 10- to 15-digit number located on the bottom of their Yellowfin and Albacore tuna to receive answers to six specific questions:

  1. What is My Tuna? Visitors are given an initial description of their tuna or other seafood species.

  2. Where Was My Tuna Caught? These results include a world map showing the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Area where the tuna or other seafood was caught, and a link to a species-specific stock status report from the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)

  3. What Fishing Method Was Used? This section includes both the fishing method and vessel size.

  4. What Fishing Vessel Caught My Tuna? This information includes fishing vessel name, nation of registry and fishing trip start and end dates.

  5. Where was My Tuna Processed and Canned? The can code indicates where the seafood was processed and canned, which may not necessarily be where it was caught. The processing method is subject to Genova’s strict compliance requirements andstringent Business Ethics and Labor Code of Conduct.

  6. How Does Genova Support Sustainability?

I love working with companies who are doing their part to show us where our food is coming from!

This post is sponsored by Genova Seafood. All opinions are always my own!

What is your favorite way to eat tuna?

Chicken Buddha Bowl with Spicy Mango Sauce

Throw together this flavorful chicken bowl packed with spicy broccoli, roasted sweet potato, avocado, and MORE. Top it with this light spicy mango sauce for a perfect and hearty lunch or dinner.

Chicken Buddha Bowl with Spicy Mango Sauce

 I’m obsessed with meals in bowls right now! Something about it just speaks to me. This month with my blogging girlies, we’re bringing you 4 healthy meals to eat in BOWLS and I’m so excited about it.


Broccoli Avocado Tuna Bowl from Eating Bird Food

Put that can of tuna in your pantry to good use with this inexpensive, easy and flavorful Broccoli Avocado Tuna Bowl recipe.


DIY Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl from Food Faith Fitness

Make your own healthy, gluten free and paleo-friendly Chipotle Burrito Bowl at home with this quick and easy, 30 minute recipe! It’s perfect for busy weeknights and under 450 calories!


Strawberry Coconut Polenta Breakfast Bowls from Running to the Kitchen

These protein packed polenta breakfast bowls are made with creamy coconut milk and filled with juicy ripe spring strawberries for a sweet start to the day.

Strawberry coconut polenta bowls 700-2

Now, my Chicken Buddha Bowl with Spicy Mango Sauce.

What exactly is a Buddha bowl, you may ask?

Generally, it’s a combination of: Grains, Protein, Veggies, and Toppings/Dressing. I swapped out the grains for spinach and kale, but this bowl is awesome with some cooked white rice, too!

I love it because it’s customizable to what you have on hand, and absolutely anything and everything is awesome with this Spicy Mango Sauce on top!

If you have a rotisserie chicken made, chop it up and use that. Have no chicken made? Dice, marinade, and cook in a skillet. The options are endless and all results in a delicious and nutritious meal.

Chicken Buddha Bowl with Spicy Mango Sauce


Roasted Chicken Buddha Bowls with Spicy Mango Sauce

Preparation 0:05 2017-07-25T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:45 2017-07-25T00:45:00+00:00 Serves 2     adjust servings


Mango Dressing

Buddha Bowl

  • 1 cup roasted sweet potato or sweet potato and purple potato combination
  • 1 1/2 cup spicy roasted broccoli
  • 1 1/2 cups roasted chicken (slow-cooker, skillet cooked, or rotisserie)
  • 1 cup baby spinach or chopped kale
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 mango, cubed
  • Optional: 1 cup cooked rice

Roasted Potatoes

Spicy Roasted Broccoli


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F
  2. In a high-speed blender, blend Mango Sauce ingredients and set aside.
  3. On two lined baking sheets, toss sweet potatoes with oil and salt on one, and broccoli with olive oil and sauce on the other. Roast for 45 minutes until fork tender. When done, toss broccoli with chili paste.
  4. Place 1/2 cup of greens in each bowl and rice if adding.
  5. Top with roasted potatoes, avocado, chicken, mango, and drizzle or toss with sauce.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Adjust the amount of potatoes, broccoli, mango, and avocado to your desired amount!

Chicken Buddha Bowl with Spicy Mango SauceHappy eating!

How to Build The Ultimate Salad

Spring is HERE, and whether it’s warming up or still cold in your neck of the woods, it gives us hope of warmer days, sun shining, sunglasses, and short sleeves; does it not? Ah man, that sounds good!

What better way to kick of the first days of Spring than with the ultimate salad guide from American Express and me? I’ve been all about my chopped salads lately and now have a method to the madness.

Choose a base: Leafy Greens

Add your favorite Veggies & Fruits

Don’t forget some Healthy Fats

Add your source of Protein

Top it off with some Crunch and Flavorful Additions

Dress the salad and enjoy!

See, you simply need all of these things: A leafy green of course, your protein, veggies, fruit, something crunchy, flavor additions, and of course, a delicious dressing!

How To Build The Ultimate Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

How To Build The Ultimate Salad


  • Leafy Greens: 1-2 cups
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Mixed Greens
  • Lettuce
  • Romaine
  • Arugula

Fruits and Veggies

  • Avocado (healthy fats)
  • Tomato
  • Red Onion
  • Caramelized onion
  • Cucumber
  • Carrots
  • Green Onion
  • Grilled Eggplant
  • Peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli
  • Beets
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Artichokes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Butternut Squash
  • Apples
  • Pear
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Grapes

Flavor Add-Ons & Crunchy Additions

  • Raisins
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Bacon
  • Raw Nuts (healthy fats)
  • Candied Nuts (healthy fats)
  • Seeds (healthy fats)
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Cheese
  • Beans: chickpeas, black beans, edemame


  • Steak
  • Shrimp
  • Wild Salmon
  • Organic Chicken
  • Hard-Boiled Eggs


  • Oil (olive, avocado, walnut) & Vinegar (Balsamic Vinegar, Red Wine Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar)
  • Salsa
  • Ginger Dressing
  • Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Strawberry Dressing


  • Choose a base
  • Add your favorite veggies & fruits
  • Don't forget some healthy fats
  • Add your source of protein
  • Top it off with some crunch and flavorful additions
  • Dress the salad and enjoy!
  • I was selected by American Express to contribute to their Tumblr community. As such I was paid for my services, but all opinions in general and about American express are my own.

    What are your favorite salad ingredients? 


    Avocados {Avocado Boats: 5 Ways}

    For this week’s Healthy Food Friday with American Express I want to talk about some serious brain food. AVOCADOS. Avocado is a super healthy fat. That’s right. By now you know I am all about healthy fats in my diet! I think we’re almost over the low-fat fad, right? Good! Avocados fill me up and are loaded with nutrition that I want daily.The Benefits of Avocados

    You are going to love these avocado boats. Craving a BLT? Got you covered. Want something refreshing? Tropical Salsa coming right at you! How about in the mood for breakfast food? Baked egg is calling your name. See where I’m going with this? Avocado heaven: five ways.

    Avocado BoatsAvocado boats: the easiest way to snack {for two people}. Cut an avocado in half, the long way. Remove the pit. Get creative and stuff with your favorite salad, cuisine, or an egg. WA-LA. A snack for two. One for you, and one for some lucky individual.

    Let’s break it down:

    Pico De Gallo: Chopped tomato, red onion, garlic granules, jalapeño, cilantro,, Himalyan sea salt, and lime juice.

    Turkey BLT: Off the bone turkey breast, nitrate-free bacon, chopped tomato, fresh spinach.

    Israeli Salad: A household favorite! Find it here.

    Baked Egg: Crack an egg into the center of your avocado half. Bake on 350 for 20 minutes until egg whites are opaque.

    Tropical Salsa: Delicious and refreshing. It’s also delicious on top of fish! Recipe.

    Avocado Boats

    I was selected by American Express to contribute to their Tumblr community. As such I was paid for my services, but all opinions in general and about American Express are my own. 

    Avocado RecipesSriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad // Tropical Salsa

    Mason Jar Lunches // Avocado BLT Egg Salad

    What’s your favorite way to eat avocado?

    Mason Jar Layered Lunches

    Happy Healthy Food Friday from American Express and I! Many of us, including myself, are gearing up for the school year to begin. I can’t even believe it’s early August! For me it means a complete change in routine, and time to start seriously meal prepping for Mike and I for the work week. For you it may mean lunches for you and your hunnie, PLUS packing school lunches for the kiddos. Overwhelmed? Don’t be. I always suggest making a family effort to dedicate some Sunday time to shopping and prepping for the week ahead.


    The Benefits of Spinach


    We eat a ton of spinach here. Especially now, since my local farms have an abundance of fresh, organic, and delicious spinach ready. There are so many health benefits to eating spinach regularly, and I bet you can even sneak it into a yummy smoothie for the picky kids in your house! 

    So, this week I want to share with you FOUR layered lunch ideas, bound to satisfy the various eaters in your home!


    Mason Jar Layered Lunches

    These mason jar lunches are easy to throw together and of course, completely customizable. Simply dump the contents into a bowl when you are ready to eat and voila!


                                                 Let’s start with a Cajun Shrimp JarMason Jar Layered LunchesWhat you’ll need: Homemade Guacamole, sautéed red and green peppers, sautéed onions (lightly in extra-virgin olive oil or oil of choice), and shrimp (seasoned with paprika, garlic granules, chili powder, cayenne, and Himalayan sea salt).

                     Now… you know I love Taco Night! Can you say leftovers for lunch?Mason Jar Layered Lunches
    What you’ll need: salsa of choice (homemade or store-bought), tomatoes, onions, scallions, ripe plantains (fried in coconut oil, taco-seasoned ground beef, and of course, spinach. 

                                                   Now, Pesto Chicken Antipasto Jars
    Pesto Chicken Antipasto JarWhat you’ll need: Roasted red peppers (homemade or store bought), pesto chicken (marinate cut up chicken in pesto then cook in a skillet), and the other fixins’ noted above!

                                             Last but not least, a Mediterranean Medley!Metditerranean Medley JarWhat you’ll need: Loaded turkey meatballs, my lemon vinaigrette, and the other Mediterranean inspired veggies listed above!

    I was selected by American Express to contribute to their Tumblr community. As such I was paid for my services, but all opinions in general and about American express are my own. 

    Pin it for laterMason Jar Layered LunchesWhat do you pack for lunches? 


    Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

    I am super into chicken salad as of late. Cranberry Walnut, Pesto, Apple Dill… you name it. Now that I make my own mayo it’s great. I don’t need to worry about using ingredients I’m not thrilled about, and can get pretty creative! But, I don’t always have the mayo on hand and for those moments I go honey mustard. It is so good. I love the addition of roasted red peppers and cilantro in it, like really really love those flavors together.

    Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

    Simple to throw together and packed with great flavor. Perfect meal prep food right there!

    Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

    Honey Mustard Chicken Salad


    Honey Mustard Chicken Salad


    • 1 lb. organic chicken
    • 1/4 cup mustard (I often use 2 tbsp dijon, 2 tbsp spicy brown)
    • 2 tbsp raw honey
    • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
    • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped


  • 1. Prepare chicken as desired: poach it or make some crock-pot shredded chicken
  • 2. In a bowl whisk together mustard and honey, set aside
  • 3. When chicken is done and ready to assemble chop cilantro and red peppers
  • 4. Combine chicken, honey mustard, cilantro, and red pepper; mix well
  • 5. Store in refrigerator!
  • Recipe Notes

  • I often make more honey mustard as desired based on who I am serving to, I also often double this for meal prep!
  • Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

    Honey Mustard Chicken SaladDo you love chicken salad? What is your favorite kind? What is the craziest chicken salad flavor combo you’ve tried  and loved?