Tuna, Yuck! How To Make Tuna Taste Better
Tuna, Yuck! How To Make Tuna Taste Better
I'm sure we all know awesome nutritional value of tuna. One gram of fat, no carbs, and about 20 grams of protein per serving makes tuna a wise choice for bodybuilders, especially when dieting. But let's face it, by itself, tuna doesn't taste too pleasant. There are ways to get around this though and I've got a few recipes that will help without destroying the nutritional status of tuna.
My first tip would be to buy Starkist tuna in the flavor fresh pouch. The reason for this is it is so much more convenient. You don't have to get the can opener out or pry the top off and your hands won't smell like tuna from draining the water.
Lemon Pepper Tuna
This is simple to make. Get out a pan. Spray with some no calorie non-stick spray. Dump the tuna in the pan. Sprinkle with some lemon pepper (You can buy this already premixed). Turn on the burner and let the tuna cook. Stir the tuna periodically. Once the tuna is either warm, cooked, or burnt, depending on how you like it, throw it on a plate and you're ready to rock and roll. You could also throw this in some tupperware and eat it later. It still tastes good cold. The only thing this adds to the nutritional value of tuna is a little sodium.
Worcestershire and Tuna
Also simple to make. Get out a pan. Spray with some no calorie non-stick spray. Dump the tuna in the pan. Pour some Worcestershire sauce on the tuna, then begin to cook. Cook to desired texture, then eat. To add some more flavor, you can throw a slice of cheese on this. When the tuna is done cooking, turn the burner off, put the cheese on, cover the pan with a lid, and let the cheese melt on the tuna. The Worcestershire only adds about one gram of carbs to the nutritional total. The cheese, depending on what kind, adds about 5 grams of protein, 2 carbs, and 0-10 grams of fat.
Tuna and Egg
Get out a pan. Spray with some no calorie non-stick spray. Dump the tuna and egg in a bowl. Stir them together. Once mixed together, pour in the pan and allow to cook. Once the egg is totally cooked, add pepper and salt, if wanted, and eat. Add cheese to add taste to this combo. The egg adds, 5 grams of fat, 8 grams of protein, and 1 of carbohydrates.
Quick Tuna Toppings
I'm sure we all know the awesome nutritional value of tuna. One gram of fat, no carbs, and about 20 grams of protein per serving makes tuna a wise choice for bodybuilders, especially when dieting. But let's face it, by itself, tuna doesn't taste too pleasant. There are ways to get around this though and I've got a few recipes that will help without destroying the nutritional status of tuna.
For Those Not Carb Conscious
Tuna Melt: Prepared just like a Grilled Cheese, but with the additional of tuna.
Tuna Spaghetti: Just throw tuna in with your favorite noodles and pasta sauce.
Tuna Taco: Try putting your tuna in a burrito with cheese, taco sauce, and your other favorite Mexican toppings.
Let's face it, tuna may not be the best tasting protein source, but with the right recipe, it can be.
Salsa: Not my personal favorite, but tasty. Mustard: You gotta do, what you gotta do.
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These are such great ideas for making tuna taste better. :) Although, I've found that Bumble Bee white albacore tuna in water tastes great by all by itself. It's pretty pricey at nearly $3 for a regular size can though.
I'm going to try the tuna taco next.:)
My tuna mix is as follows :
1 can drained water packed tuna
mustard as desired
relish ( 1 tblspoon)
chopped onion & celery
1tsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper
combine all ingredients, mix well and chill in fridge.
I like to make a sort of 'tuna guacamole'. Chop up tomatoes, avocados, and cilantro (sometimes I'll throw celery in there too for a bit of a crunchy texture'); then equal parts of lime juice and apple cider vinegar (usually 1 tsp/each, but I guess it depends on your serving size), salt and pepper... Mix it all up and you're good to go!
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