Monday, January 4, 2010
You can just call me “Fish Face” from now on. Why? you ask. I’ve fallen in love with a new food that I never liked before. Tuna. Yuck, you might say. I used to say the same thing. But now that I’m limited in what I can eat I’ve found a new appreciation for some foods. And tuna is one of them. I don’t eat it plain, but I love it mixed with some celery, a hard boiled egg, fat free sour cream, and just a tad bit of mustard. Add some salt and pepper, and it’s almost scrumptious! The best part about it is that it’s packed with protein! I am discovering over and over again the power of protein. One ¼ cup serving of tuna alone has 13 grams of protein! That’s a lot. And then when mixed with the hard boiled egg, that’s 7 more grams. Holy Canoli! That’s huge! Even though I only have 2 days left of the “soft foods” stage of my post surgery diet, I can guarantee you that tuna will continue to be a staple for me. I love it! I had it for dinner last night, lunch today and then dinner again. But there’s just one thing…..Note to self: remember to brush your teeth after eating tuna before attempting to give your husband a big wet sloppy kiss! I’m just sayin!