Tuna Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is a healthy and delicious dinner option. Forget all the diets that say no to carbohydrates. We actually need carbohydrates to boost our metabolic rate, fuel our muscles, and keep our organs in top condition. This doesn’t mean you should load up on the bread; the key to healthy and effective dieting is balance. With ABC Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition’s Chris Powell’s diet plan, you’ll alternate between high-carb and low-carb days so you can both burn fat and boost your metabolism.

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4 oz Tuna
1 cup Whole grain or brown rice pasta
2 Chopped celery stalks
1/4 cup Chopped red onion
1/2 cup Chopped artichoke hearts
1/4 pint Halved cherry tomatoes
2 tbsp Fat-free ranch dressing

Cook pasta according to instructions on package. Once cooked, drain pasta and cool.

Combine tuna, celery, onion, artichoke hearts and tomatoes in a large bowl with cooled pasta, and mix.

Dab fat-free ranch dressing over the pasta and toss.