Tuna with a Twist

Recently I have been a little more conscious about what I have been putting into my body. I don’t want to imply that I am dieting but trying to put a handle on having some healthy living habits.

Recently I was introduced to eating 6 small meals vs 3 meals a day. I must tell you that I did it this past week. I have days where I work 11 am till  7 pm therefore my eating is little off, it seems on those days I was only eating about 2 meals one in mid morning and lunch/dinner at 3pm. Those days I came home starving and ate everything or anything I could find.

The six meals a day consist of smaller meals, with two protein snacks between your meals I tried it this week and by the time I got to Friday, I was bouncing off the wall with joy, energy that I have ‘t experience for sometime and I was laughing more that I usually do.

I went on the internet to look for some healthy meal replacement and this is what I found:  http://greatist.com/health/high-protein-snacks-portable

Then I found this neat recipe for Tuna and this is how I made it this week, it is so good.

I used albacore tuna in veg oil. Normally I would have gone with the  water. But anyhow our kitty got a treat from the drained juice off the tuna. So it didn’t go to waste. So this is what I did for dinner and another day I did this for lunch time.

I took two heaping Tablespoons of garlic hummus (Aldi’s brand), put that in the bottom of bowl, added 1/4 of can of tuna and stirred it into the hummus. Then I added to this 2 baby carrots sliced, 1/3 + cup of chopped celery, and some cut up red pepper (instead of green pepper).  I used a red one as it is suppose to be better for digestion. Then I had purchase some sweet sugar snaps and thawed them out and added handful and left them on top. I did not stir them in. This was so filling I had a hard time eating my snack.

So my meals are every three hours.

Another thing, I was lacking in water, I had gotten out of the habit of drinking about 6 cups a day.  I decided I would sip on this every hour on the hour. I have clock in front of me where I sit at work so I actually got up to 4 cups per day this week.

So my observation from t his week is that when I kept to the 6 meals a day, my metabolism felt better, I did not have the cravings that one gets from 3 meal a day. It was a fantastic feeling!

I am going to start eating like this and it will be an adventure to find new things to add to my meals as I do this. I just want to share in case this would help someone else. I haven’t written for awhile, but think of things to write but haven’t had the time to sit down and write.

This is some of the negative side affects of mayonnaise in your diet you can read it here:



ttyl MaryO @ Prairie Pine Peddler

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