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Old 08-07-2014, 03:50 PM
 
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I'm kind of trying to stay away from something like mac n cheese, trying to use the tuna as a main source kind of thing. I am trying to lose weight, so I want it to be the main part of the meal.
The only other way I have had without bread was when my brother-in-law mixed tuna in with a large salad.
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:50 PM
 
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I mix tuna in as a salad ingredient. Whatever greens I've bought, some spinach, optional tomatoes and mushrooms, and tuna. I like the Italian kind with olive oil. I toss the salad with olive oil, salt, vinegar or lemon juice, and freshly ground black pepper. I don't do bottled dressing.

I don't mix tuna with pasta. Tuna is something I eat when I want something light, and pasta never seems light to me. I love pasta. It's my favorite food, really, but it's not light.

Hope this helps.
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:39 PM
 
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I'm kind of trying to stay away from something like mac n cheese, trying to use the tuna as a main source kind of thing. I am trying to lose weight, so I want it to be the main part of the meal.
That's un-American to not eat Mac & Cheese !!
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:49 PM
 
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I'm kind of trying to stay away from something like mac n cheese, trying to use the tuna as a main source kind of thing. I am trying to lose weight, so I want it to be the main part of the meal.
In that case you might try mixing it with diced onion, red wine vinegar, black pepper, and cottage cheese, then stuffing it into a large tomato with herbs sprinkled on top.

I always add black pepper and red wine vinegar to my tuna and mayo sandwiches, it ads a really good zing to the flavor - learned it from a place I worked at. It was their secret recipe.
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Old 08-07-2014, 04:50 PM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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You can make tuna deviled eggs too.
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I'm kind of trying to stay away from something like mac n cheese, trying to use the tuna as a main source kind of thing. I am trying to lose weight, so I want it to be the main part of the meal.
You can make tuna salad in lettuce wraps instead of bread. I used to do that when I was on Atkin's.
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:11 PM
 
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Tuna in pasta..?
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:04 PM
 
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I'm kind of trying to stay away from something like mac n cheese, trying to use the tuna as a main source kind of thing. I am trying to lose weight, so I want it to be the main part of the meal.
I'm trying to eat better, too. Trying to slowly eat more of a Mediterranean type diet. I've been eating a lot of fish with pesto sauce with veggies over rice. So far, I've had tilapia and salmon that way. Haven't tried tuna, but I'm thinking it would be good. I'm using avocado oil and basil with some garlic for the pesto (been making it without nuts).

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In that case you might try mixing it with diced onion, red wine vinegar, black pepper, and cottage cheese, then stuffing it into a large tomato with herbs sprinkled on top.
Tomatoes stuffed with tuna is great!

I've recently re-discovered corn tostadas. They're the crispy fried whole corn tortillas you can buy in the tortilla section. 3 of them is only 160 calories. I've actually put tuna salad on them and melted some cheese on top (just stuck them in the microwave). It was really good. And not too many calories, and kind of felt like I was being naughty eating something fried and crispy. But, if you look at the ingredients and the fat content, etc., they're really not that bad for you. I was very pleasantly surprised.

I had 3 for lunch with homemade fat-free refried beans (just blended black beans in the blender with some onions), some chopped up tomatoes, a little hot sauce and melted a little cheese on top. Yummy, quick and easy, and not too fattening, either. And cheap!
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:36 PM
 
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Tuna casserole is one of my children's favorites.

I like tuna salad with fresh fruit---melons are best.

Tuna stuffed tomatoes.

My tuna salad includes onions, tomatoes, and pickles.

I also make a great tuna salad with cantaloupe instead of tomatoes. It was a substitution that turned out great. Great summer flavor.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:53 AM
 
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Husband loves tuna gravy over biscuits. *shudders*
Tuna Casserole is another favorite

I like it just stuffed in an avocado half
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