The Tuna Toss is an iconic clean eating recipe I took from an old article in Oxygen magazine. I can’t find the original recipe now or remember what it was called, but I wanted to pass along this wonderfully quick lunch or anytime meal that you can build on with this amazing protein source and just about anything else in your kitchen. No cooking required!
Here’s how you build it:
Protein = 1 tuna pouch, low sodium chunk light (albacore has too much mercury in it). Preferrably pole/troll caught. About 17g protein
Fat = 1/4 avocado, 1/4 cup nuts or 2 tbl most low fat dressings
Carbs = Triscuits, sprouted grain toast/tortilla or brown rice cake
Flair = More veggies, a little salsa, or peppers for garnish
Tuna or even canned chicken can be a great base. Other good carbs are 1/2 cup black beans, brown rice, diced sweet potato,or quinoa, 12 Beanitos and even 1/2 cup fruit. Stone fruits like peaches and plums, along with berries and apples taste great with meat. I love the versatility of throwing what I have into an easy meal. Use your imagination and see what you come up with!
Here are 6 to get you started: