Short days and long nights– it’s no wonder some 10 million of us find our mood falling with the thermometer. The culprit is lack of sunlight which triggers a drop in the happiness hormone serotonin. There are ways to reverse season affective disorder (SAD). Studies show deficiencies of omega-3 fatty acids lead to depression. The journal Psychiatry Research advises raising levels with canned tuna. It only takes ten minutes to make a California style tuna roll-up. Ingredients below go into a tortilla.
- 1 can (6 ounces) light tuna fish, preferably packed in water, drained and flaked
- 3 tablespoons lite mayonnaise
- 1/4 teaspoon wasabi paste or freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Two 10-inch flour tortillas
- 2 medium leaves Boston lettuce
- 1 Kirby cucumber, peeled and coarsely shredded lengthwise (without seeds)
- 1 medium carrot, peeled and coarsely shredded
- 1/2 of a ripe avocado: peeled, pitted, and sliced 1/2-inch thick
- Combine the tuna, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, and wasabi paste in a small bowl and mix until blended.
- Lay the tortillas on a work surface. Spread 1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise on each tortilla and arrange the lettuce on top of both; arrange cucumber, carrot, and avocado lengthwise in rows near one edge. Spoon the tuna in a line next to the vegetables (away from the edge). Roll each tortilla up snugly into a cylinder. Cut crosswise in half.