Monday, May 17, 2010

Tuna Stuffed -Tomato Recipe

When it comes to healthy eating, canned tuna has it all- It is packed full of protein and is low in fat and calories. Tuna is an excellent source of essential omega 3-fatty acids, which research has shown decreases the risk of abnormal heartbeats, which can lead to sudden death. Omega-3 fatty acids also play a key role in decreasing triglyceride levels (cholesterol), slow growth of atherosclerotic plaque, and lower blood pressure.

Protein will help fill you up faster and you will stay full longer. Here is a very quick and easy recipe that is great for a mid- morning or afternoon snack,  lunch, or even dinner.


INGREDIENTS
2 Roma Tomatoes, halved
1/4 Cup Canned Tuna in Water, drained
1 Teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Ground Pepper, to taste
Sea Salt, to taste
2 Teaspoons Sliced Fresh Chives

PREPARATION
1. In a small bowl, add your drained tuna, olive oil, salt and pepper and stir until all ingredients are well mixed.
2. Scoop out the insides of your tomatoes with a melon baller.
3. Fill with tuna and top with chives. Add more salt and/ or pepper if desired.

Another favorite recipe of mine is my Spicy Southern Tuna Boats or S.S Tuna :)  Tuna tastes great alone, but it's always more fun to find foods to fill it with!

If you prefer a little spice in your Tuna, try adding Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning. I honestly use this on every entree I eat. Another nice alternative to this recipe is adding a few sprinkles of your favorite cheese to the top. Then, place your tuna- stuffed tomatoes in the oven and broil for 1-2 minutes.

2 comments:

  1. i'm soooooo going to try this!!

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  2. Wow this sounds WONDERFUL! Can't wait to try it!

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