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Old 05-13-08, 12:39 PM
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Low-fat add-on for tuna?

I've realized I need to increase my protein intake, but don't want to increase my fat intake while doing so. A can of tuna at lunch seems like a neat solution...but the "traditional" item to add would be mayo, and that's definitely NOT low-fat. Anyone got suggestions for things to add to the tuna?

Thanks in advance...
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Old 05-13-08, 12:48 PM
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light sour cream, salsa, fat free yogurt. Really depends on what you want to make. I used to make tuna with some salsa, light sour cream and hot sauce wrapped in Pita bread. Very tasty.
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Green salsa, preferably something with a bit of vinegar for a nice tanginess. Look for this at your LMGS (local Mexican grocery store):

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lemon juice and cracked pepper.
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Old 05-13-08, 01:15 PM
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Thanks folks. All great suggestions and right in line with what I'm looking for!
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Old 05-13-08, 02:00 PM
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honey flavored mustard.
pickle relish.
some half olives.


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I am a big fan of thyme, dill, bit of mustard and balsamic vinegar.
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Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
some half olives.
Aren't those high-fat?
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Old 05-13-08, 02:23 PM
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Salsa's good.

Also, low-fat oil & vinegar based salad dressings (like Newman's Ginger Balsamic.)
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I've been using a mixture of Sweet & Spicy mustard from trader joes which is only 10 calories for two table spoons and then some dejon mustard and it makes a nice mix, you could also try Tzatziki.
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Originally Posted by ac220v View Post
Aren't those high-fat?
Olives are high in fat, yes, but it's mostly mono-unsaturated fat. You need a little of that anyway, so not the end of the world.

Another option if you get bored with tuna is canned chicken. I know it doesn't sound good, but I mix canned tuna with rice and beans. It can be a little dry, so some salsa works pretty good with it. I like a mustard mix for sandwiches too, like the others said.

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+1 on the mustard. You can change up by trying different kinds. Also horseradish.

On the other hand, a little bit of fat in your diet is a good thing. So you might think about using half as much really good mayo (forget the low-fat stuff. it's crap).

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Olive oil.

of course you can easily make homemade mayo with olive oil too
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I've always used low fat salad dressing on my tuna ... like ranch or ceasar ... rather than mayo. I don't like the taste of mayo and never have.
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I usually throw in chopped up red onion, pickles and a grey poupon style mustard.
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Olive oil, topped with a salted tomato slice. Somehow, yum ensues.
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Originally Posted by ac220v View Post
Aren't those high-fat?
moderation my good friend. dont dump the entire can on one samich.

we all need a little good fat in our life.

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Dont be so afraid of fat. Many of the so called super must have foods are high fat. You know like almonds, salmon, etc. Instead of eliminating fat, just switch your fat intake towards the good fats.

In any event, mustard is my most used condiment. Or as was mentioned above, make your own homemade mayo with olive oil, its good for you
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Well, it's not low-fat, but I throw in a tbsp of Trader Joe's Wasabi Mayo into my tuna or pink salmon mixture. Absolutely delicious. Olive oil is good too.

Of course, if you're really looking to avoid fat, I like spicy mustard and pickle relish. But, it's really not as tasty.
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My fav way to eat tuna:
A spanish traditional salad: firm boiled potatoes (diced small), small diced onions, peppers (green/red), small diced tomatoes, olive oil, salt , vinegar and well diced tuna (small flakes)...mix well... keep in the fridge for few hours or overnite...excelent summer salad!!!
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Chopped pickles and onions, and a dash of hot sauce (Blazin' Saddle is my favorite).
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I just eat the tuna out of the can. Even chunk lite is good but albacore is better.

You will eventually get tired of tuna so try cottage cheese. I personally cant stand the stuff which is too bad because not only is it high in protein but it is a better source of protein that tuna (which is already excellent).

This leads me to one of the weirdest recipes i have heard of that came from a bodybuilder. You take tuna and cottage cheese and mix it around and put it in the freezer for 3 minutes until cold (not frozen). I think it sounds gross but many bodybuilders swear by it.

Also dont be afraid to get %1 fat cottage cheese. It is like 1 gram of fat more and the flavor is better.
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Originally Posted by Packeteer View Post

You will eventually get tired of tuna so try cottage cheese. I personally cant stand the stuff which is too bad because not only is it high in protein but it is a better source of protein that tuna (which is already excellent).
Cottage cheese with apple butter rocks!

Op...why not just add some eggs( or just egg whites) to your diet?
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Ok, now I'm hungry. I'm thinkin' mix in a little tofu, some lemon juice and cracked pepper with some yogurt to blend it.
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