Tuna Recipe Tune-Up: Jazz Up This Protein Source On Your Bridal Diet Plan
Struggling to meet your daily protein requirement? If you’re like most brides, getting in sufficient protein with your daily diet is definitely something that phases you from time to time.
Your idea of a ‘good’ meal likely isn’t feasting on chicken breast or omelettes, despite the fact that you know that’s best for you. One protein source that is often overlook is canned tuna.
Canned tuna is excellent because not only is it budget-friendly being it’s much cheaper than other protein sources, but it’s also fat and carb free, being 100% pure protein. Plus, it’s extremely convenient.
With virtually no prep work required, you can simply open the can and you’re ready to eat.
The biggest reason that most brides aren’t making good use of tuna in their current diet plan is simply because they dislike the taste. If you’ve ever had a plain can of tuna before, you know precisely what I’m talking about.
But, with a few quick tips to liven it up, you can get yourself enjoying the nutrition it has to offer.
Let’s have a look at a few great ways to prepare your tuna so that it’s one meal you do look forward to. Try these 3 great tuna recipes now!
The very first way to prepare your tuna is to make it Mexican style. To prepare this, simply mix the can of tuna with a quarter cup of salsa and any sliced vegetables that you prefer. Place it over a bed of spinach leaves (or whatever form of lettuce you prefer) and then top with a small amount of low fat cheese.
This will make for a very nutrient dense meal that contains plenty of antioxidants from the salsa and vegetables along with very few carbs. For those brides who want to really step up their fat loss progress, this is a perfect meal choice to turn to.
Next, another way to prepare your tuna is to make it into a tuna salad. While traditional tuna salad uses high fat mayonnaise, you can prepare yours with some low-fat Greek yogurt. This will boost the protein content even higher and add some much needed calcium to your diet plan.
Add in some fresh dill and finely diced onions or even a pickle if you wish and serve it as a quick lunch on the go.
If you’re craving a burger but don’t want to indulge in all the fat and calories that come with it, try a tuna burger. Tuna burgers are easy to prepare and will quickly help you calm this craving.
Mix together one can of tuna with 2 egg whites and a ¼ cup of raw oats. The oats are important for helping the burger stick together, so be sure you don’t leave them out.
Add whatever spices you’d like to the mixture and then place it on the grill and cook as you would a standard burger, flipping at half time.
Serve this wrapped up in a large piece of iceberg lettuce if you want to take a lower carb approach.
So make sure that you aren’t overlooking tuna in your diet. Add it in wherever you can and you’ll quickly boost your protein intake, helping you move one step closer to success.
-Shannon Clark, contributing editor