Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Tuna Solution

Tuna fish is a good, high-protein, low carbohydrate food, but it can be inconvenient to eat if you are on the go. It has to be prepared and refrigerated or you have to eat it out of the can (and you may have to drain it). While grocery shopping yesterday, I found a good solution: Bumble Bee Easy Peel Sensations. This is classic Bumble Bee tuna fish in a 5oz, easy peel-open can, seasoned in three flavors- Lemon & Pepper, Sundried Tomato & Basil, and Spicy Thai Chili. Simply peel the foil off and you are ready to eat. So far, I have only eaten the Spicy Thai Chili. I liked the taste and texture.

Nutritionally, they offer: 30-36grams of protein, 6-8grams of fat, and 4-18grams of carbohydrates (the Spicy Thai Chili has 18grams, while the others only have 4grams).


Janet Ziems said...

Dan -- Thanks for the suggestion. I'm still waiting for the recipe for protein bars that you promised to post!


Anonymous said...

Yum, a recipe for protein bars??? I'd love that. Also, thanks for sharing the tuna...not sure I can tolerate it right now. As you said in reply to me yesterday, it is hard to find good foods. I think it would be a great idea if people could post things they have found and really like. Like Julie's suggestion of the Chobani yogurt, I now eat it all the time now.

I found these yummy black bean burgers:210 cal. 17g protein/24g carbs. Delicious with a little salsa, you don't even miss not having a bun.

Just a thought...

Dan Hubbard, M.Ed. said...


Thanks for the suggestions on the high protein/low carb foods. We are always looking for good ideas.

I will get that recipe for the homemade protein bars up soon.

Anonymous said...

Slar says - Dan recommeded tuna to me in an email and it has done wonders for me meeting my 150 grams of protein and reducing my carbs. to below 200. I can now meet my target calories without getting overly hungry.

A couple other staples from my diet include South Beach High Protein Bars. They contain 10g protein, 5g fat and 15g carb for a total of 140 calories. I eat them as a snack. Dan hasn't complained to me about them yet. They come in chocolate, peanut butter, cinamon raison and cranberry almond.

I also eat Kroger Light Cowpals String Cheese. Each serving contains 8g protein, 2.5g fat and less than 1g carb for a total of 60 calories.