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nikkinouille
06-22-2011, 03:39 PM
Alrighty... So. My boyfriend and I are going to try eating more tuna (canned). He likes his with mayo but he gets tired of things quickly. So, do any of you ladies (or gentlemen) have suggestions on different and healthy ways to prepare tuna? I like to change things up as well & I am not a fan of mayo to begin with. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated :) TIA.

(I would like to add it doesn't need to be a sandwich. I can eat it with a fork ;) haha)


mayness
06-22-2011, 04:00 PM
Things that require no mixing with mayo or anything else:
Put on a salad.
Mix into a veggie stir-fry (do it at the end so it doesn't completely dissolve).
Make tuna cakes - you can find recipes online, but basically you mix with egg, breadcrumbs (I use almond flour instead since I don't eat wheat), seasonings, and maybe finely chopped veggies... form into patties and cook.
Add to a pasta salad, if you eat pasta.

Some things that other people mix with tuna instead of mayo:
Yogurt (especially greek yogurt because it's thick)
Mustard
Hummus
Salsa
Your favorite salad dressing

Try adding unusual seasonings to it - off the top of my head I think it would be good with curry powder, sesame oil, smoked paprika, hot sauce, or fresh herbs. (Make sure it goes with whatever else you're mixing it with.)

Other things to do besides sandwiches:
Hollow out a tomato and fill it with the tuna - eat raw, or throw some cheese on and bake it and it's kinda like a tuna melt.
Scoop it up with raw veggies, crackers, etc.

fillupthesky
06-22-2011, 04:16 PM
my fave way to eat tuna is dressing it a little olive oil and lemon juice, pinch of salt and pepper. simple, and with stuff you prolly have on hand. you could add some celery, green onions for more flavor, if you have some laying around.

you can put this on top of greens, or on sandwich thins with some sliced tomato. YUM.


liliesinmycereal
06-22-2011, 04:17 PM
I eat tuna with apple sauce! My friend got me started on it... It kind of gets rid of the fishy taste.

Munchy
06-22-2011, 04:37 PM
When I was growing up I used to eat tuna with lawry's lemon pepper marinade and more fresh cracked pepper. It's awesome - fish and lemon works so well.

geoblewis
06-22-2011, 04:54 PM
When I lived in Kuwait, I had an Indian cook who would make me a tuna sandwich that blew my mind! It was so good! You can find the recipe here: Tuna Subzi (http://showmethecurry.com/non-vegetarian/tuna-subzi.html).

ilbnej
06-22-2011, 05:11 PM
I like it in a pasta salad (you could use whole wheat), with tiny pasta noodles (love the little bowties, not sure if they make those in whole wheat), with chopped up hard boiled eggs, chopped up celery bits, peas, lemon juice, some mayo, some mustard and pickle relish - all stirred up together. Great summertime cold dinner. Yum. Now I'm getting hungry for that!

nikkinouille
06-23-2011, 11:28 AM
Thank you ladies :)

going2bskinny
06-27-2011, 03:11 PM
My fave way to have tuna is with light miracle whip some cracked pepper and green onions and a little secret ingredient :O if you have a jar of dill pickles in your fridge just pour a little bit of the juice from it into the tuna as well it tastes great and has a slight dill flavor I love it that way. Don't use much or it would get watery just a small splash. Then I put it on a ak mak cracker with romain lettuce or alfalfa sprouts on top mmm I'm gonna have that for dinner tonight lol.

McMurphy
06-28-2011, 09:01 AM
Maybe even try mixing it with that new kind of mayo that has pepper and olive oil in it..gives it a kick :)

lauralyn
06-28-2011, 12:10 PM
I mix mine with Avacado and spread it on a couple of Wasa crackers.

going2bskinny
06-28-2011, 01:19 PM
I dunno if you will like this I personally wouldn't but my mom loves wasabi they make a wasabi mayo could use that and make some kind of sushi out of it maybe lol

nina125
06-28-2011, 03:23 PM
Have you tried brisling sardines? Alton brown has a great recipe that he featured in his diet episode. For a variation, I use freshly diced onions, cilantro, chopped green pepper & lemon juice (instead of sherry).. My Mexican husband who hates fish, loves this recipe.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/sherried-sardine-toast-recipe/index.html

P.S: you can eat this with a fork ;)

tommy
06-29-2011, 06:48 PM
Yesterday I made a nice comforting dish of sauted onions, garlic and young zucchini and added a can of water pack tuna near the end and 2 beaten eggs with a bit of water. It turned out really creamy. Fresh snipped dill from the garden and lots of ground pepper were added along with a bit of crumbled feta cheese. I ate it with just a tiny bit of cooked pasta. It gave me the same feel as tuna casserole with way more veggies and minimal fat. Egg whites versus whole eggs or egg beaters would probably have worked but I had the calories in my budget.

AriesNV
06-29-2011, 07:25 PM
When I lived in Kuwait, I had an Indian cook who would make me a tuna sandwich that blew my mind! It was so good! You can find the recipe here: Tuna Subzi (http://showmethecurry.com/non-vegetarian/tuna-subzi.html).

That looks amazing. Thank you! I <3 tuna!

tea2
06-29-2011, 09:54 PM
I like it mixed with spicy salsa.

Shytowngal
06-29-2011, 11:00 PM
I like it with Siracha.
Or with spicy mustard.
I always mix in green pepper, celery, carrots, salt and pepper.

Tejas
06-30-2011, 12:31 AM
Don't forget to read about the mercury content of tuna. Don't eat too much, too often, and not Albacore.

Riddy
07-02-2011, 10:13 PM
Mayo, curry powder and slivered almonds

Ranch dressing and hot sauce = Buffalo tuna! :D

Lemon juice, EVOO, lots of garlic and parsley and canned artichoke hearts

Canned white beans, lots of fresh oregano or parsley, garlic, black pepper, lemon juice & EVOO

liliesinmycereal
07-12-2011, 05:42 PM
I just had amazing pesto tuna with little bits of cheese!

UrthWurm
07-12-2011, 10:14 PM
When I lived in Kuwait, I had an Indian cook who would make me a tuna sandwich that blew my mind! It was so good! You can find the recipe here: Tuna Subzi (http://showmethecurry.com/non-vegetarian/tuna-subzi.html).

The BF & I made this for lunch today, and may I just say OH MY TUNA GODS! This was so ridiculously easy to make, delicious to eat, and crazy low in calories!! I think we've found a new favorite! :drool:

fitmom
07-12-2011, 10:31 PM
I mix it in with my whole wheat pasta with some lemon zest, fresh chopped parsley and a touch of olive oil. Delicious! It almost takes on the taste of chicken in a way. My hubby even likes it and he's not crazy about canned tuna, lol.

Or how about canned pink salmon? That's really good too. :)

UrthWurm
07-12-2011, 11:04 PM
Or how about canned pink salmon? That's really good too. :)

We usually substitute canned salmon for tuna. Other than that awesome Tuna Subzi we had for lunch today, I haven't had canned tuna in ages! Just wish the skinless boneless salmon wasn't so freaking expensive! :T

Mexico224
07-13-2011, 12:16 PM
Someone told me about Kraft Chipotle Mayo - for 1 tbsp. it has 40 calories and 4g fat....(1Points Plus if you are doing WW).

I also make a Tuna Salad....Tuna, Cucumbers, Tomato, Basil, Small amount of Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, and any other veggies or spices that you like! You can eat it plain or put it on top of a sald!

Mexico224
07-13-2011, 12:18 PM
I mix mine with Avacado and spread it on a couple of Wasa crackers.

Great idea!!!

fitmom
07-13-2011, 12:23 PM
We usually substitute canned salmon for tuna. Other than that awesome Tuna Subzi we had for lunch today, I haven't had canned tuna in ages! Just wish the skinless boneless salmon wasn't so freaking expensive! :T



That's why God made sales, lol. :) It is seriously expensive so I always stock up when it goes on sale. It's very rare for me to buy fresh salmon steaks so this is a nice treat as well as being heart-healthy with all the Omega-3's.

WeightForMe
07-13-2011, 10:31 PM
Miracle whip! Tuna is the only thing i can eat with miracle whip but its yummy

Temptation
07-15-2011, 07:13 PM
I eat alot of tuna when I`m watching what I eat.
I have mine with egg whites, pickles, onion, pepper, and fat free mayo.

NemesisClaws
07-15-2011, 08:37 PM
Warning....if you're planning on eating a LOT of tuna, be prepared for this side effect. My legs would itch like crazy, and it always felt like it was under the skin, not on the surface. I kept thinking that it must be my lotions, body wash, etc, but have since found out that tuna can do that. Since then, I haven't eaten tuna and my itching issues have been resolved. So be careful not to rely on it.

Temptation
07-15-2011, 09:09 PM
Warning....if you're planning on eating a LOT of tuna, be prepared for this side effect. My legs would itch like crazy, and it always felt like it was under the skin, not on the surface. I kept thinking that it must be my lotions, body wash, etc, but have since found out that tuna can do that. Since then, I haven't eaten tuna and my itching issues have been resolved. So be careful not to rely on it.

Yikes! Thanks for the tip!

freedomreins
07-23-2011, 12:31 PM
My favourite way of eating tuna is on a sandwich. I mix a can of drained tuna with a tbsp of mayo (just enough to mix into the tuna - so you don't even see the 'white' - even though I know you said you don't really like mayo), some chopped sundried tomatoes, and green onions. It is seriously AMAZING and I would totally recommend you give it a try! The sundried tomatoes gives it just a bit of sweetness to mix with the sharpness of the green onions. Yum!

bellastarr
08-04-2011, 01:24 AM
i like it with pickles, sometimes sweet, sometimes dill...chopped very fine

i also like tuna with a sweet red onion and diced apples.. yum!

steinanwine
09-04-2011, 07:41 PM
I just made this today for lunch and my boyfriend and myself were going OH MY GOD this is good!

Open Face Tuna on English Muffin
Thomas Brand Whole Wheat English Muffin - HIGH Fiber - only 100 cal, high in fiber, 1 WW point (old plan) for the whole muffin
Cut in half and top each half with a serving size of tuna mixed with 1 T serving size LIGHT mayo - add salt and pepper or any herbs you like.
I had a low fat part skim Mozz that I folded in half so each half of the English muffin received some cheese (this was 2 pts total for the cheese slice).

Put on a cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet so air circulates around muffin for crispness. I turn oven to broil and put the English muffins in the oven before the oven temp reaches broil. I just check on every so often - takes about 10 minutes in my oven, cheese is obviously browned and bubbly, muffin is very crisp, tuna is warm and yummy. Top each half with a slice of tomato and fresh or dried basil.

It was so good. In total it was only 5 WW pts (old plan) for both halves.
You could easily add celery or nuts to the tuna (but nuts would def up the calories) or hot sauce or lemon to the tuna instead of or in addition to the light mayo.

I'll be making this really easy, really healthy lunch A LOT!