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How To Make 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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Modukon

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The tuna taco idea was quite delicious, haha. Usually i mix my tuna with olives and pasta, but hey, you can pretty much mix this fish with anything.

Feb 15, 2012 1:54am | report
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These are such great ideas for making tuna taste better. :) Although, I've found that Bumble Bee white albacore tuna in water tastes great by all by itself. It's pretty pricey at nearly $3 for a regular size can though.
I'm going to try the tuna taco next.:)

Feb 25, 2012 10:28pm | report
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jjmann21

My tuna mix is as follows :
1 can drained water packed tuna
mustard as desired
relish ( 1 tblspoon)
chopped onion & celery
1tsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper

combine all ingredients, mix well and chill in fridge.

Nov 22, 2012 11:05am | report
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dtocci24

All you need is a little balsamic vinegar and bland tuna instantly tastes good for a quick fix!

Jun 12, 2013 9:53pm | report
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You can also add celery seed to tuna for taste, or mash tuna, tofu, eggs and chopped vegetables together and pan fry them in little patties.

Aug 15, 2013 6:29pm | report
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MarcMattson619

My favorite zero carb choice is raw tuna mixed with mustard. Easy and fast to throw together.

Sep 20, 2013 12:11pm | report
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MackViper

tuna and cottage cheese mixed is my usual go to, but that tuna egg as well as the Worcestershire Tuna both sounds interesting. Ill give it a go, thanks!

Jan 23, 2014 3:44pm | report
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proven951

did the tuna/eggs/ with a dash of salt and lemon pepper.. was great! next time will probably add more things to it.idk maybe cilantro?

Jan 27, 2014 4:47pm | report
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I like to make a sort of 'tuna guacamole'. Chop up tomatoes, avocados, and cilantro (sometimes I'll throw celery in there too for a bit of a crunchy texture'); then equal parts of lime juice and apple cider vinegar (usually 1 tsp/each, but I guess it depends on your serving size), salt and pepper... Mix it all up and you're good to go!

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