Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tony's Tuna (only better!)

1 can tuna (packed in water) - drained
Dash or two of EVOO

1 hard boiled egg white - chopped
Green olives - chopped
Capers - drained
Salt & Pepper

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl.
Serve over a salad, on whole wheat bread, in lettuce wraps, etc.

Recipe courtesy of Tony Horton ~ based loosely on recipe for Tony's Tuna found in the Power90 food plan booklet

I love mayonnaise as much as the next girl (maybe more?) but when I decided to start eating healthier, I knew that mayo had to go. In the same thought, I realized that I could never eat tuna again. But then I purchased Power90 and read through the little booklet that it came with for food ideas, and I discovered Tony's Tuna...made with EVOO. Eureeka! Really, I'm pretty sure all I got from Tony's Tuna was the egg, and olive oil,  maybe the capers? Which is why I say this is based loosely off of that. I forget how the rest ended up in the bowl, but want to give credit where credit is due. Now, if only I could get as into the Power90 as I am the tuna.

So this is not rocket science. It's tunafish for crying out loud. However, it is delicious tuna. And healthy tuna. And tuna that fills you up. I know the egg white sounds weird. Trust me- you don't even taste it. It just adds a little texture, and that much more protein to an already protein-packed lunch. Personally I love this over arugula and mixed greens, and sometimes I add a little balsamic and EVOO for dressing. MMMM.

BONUS RECIPE - A slight variation:
I had a tiny bit of tuna left in a bowl and I was starving. I looked on the counter, saw I had whole wheat english muffins (um, yum!) and my creative juices started flowing (along with my watering mouth). I put the remaining tuna into the food processor, with more green olives and roasted red peppers. Get that all worked together and choppy, almost like a tapenade consistency. I put that on a toasted english muffin, added dots of The Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss, and broiled it for a hot minute, and... Voila! Instant classic. I'm thinking this would make an amazing lettuce wrap... Hm..


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