Thirsty Thursday, The TUNA Matter

Tuna is a go to food for a lot of athletes and bodybuilding, figure, fitness and bikini competitors. Why? It packs a whollop of protein without all the calories. The problem I have found is that most people just don’t dig tuna. So, my friend Derek Charlebois from bodybuilding.com is here to save the day with tips on making tuna taste better :)

Tuna, Yuck!  How To Make Tuna Taste Better.

 Tuna fish. One gram of fat, no carbs, and about 20 grams of protein per serving is what makes tuna a wise choice for bodybuilders.

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.

First Tip

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.

Starkist tuna

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 /// (Cheese Optional)

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.

Finished

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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Have a healthy day!

Michelle