Ok, I made that one up. There is no real tuna diet, and even if there was one I would not follow it. We all know how bad it is when there is a diet that is named after a food. All you do is you end up eating that one food for the entire time, effectively depriving your body of the full range of nutrients that it needs.
My tuna non-diet at Save Money is simply to make use of the millions (figuratively speaking) of cans of tuna that I have. The last few times I went shopping I really stocked up on canned tuna because it is such a good source of protein and it is cheap. I got lots of cans and then proceeded to eat everything else but the tuna I had bought.
I now have to deplete those stocks of tuna before something goes wrong…not that I am in danger of them expiring or anything. I actually had a mini crisis yesterday when I realized that I was out of everything that you could possibly put in between two slices of bread, except for butter and tuna. I started to think that I would have to subsist on a steady diet of tuna for a whole week, until I could get someone to take me to Wally World again.
My Meal Plan
Then I made some tuna paste last night and I realized that having to eat the tuna all week would not be so bad. I could have oatmeal for breakfast, tuna sandwiches for lunch and corn flakes for dinner and I would be fine. This would not be an entirely miserable way to live for the next few days and I would not be spending any extra money on food because I would just be making use of the things I already had in the pantry.
Since I will be making use of the tuna then I could save money because I would not be running out to get other items just so I could have some variety from day to day. Hey there is nothing wrong with eating the same thing every day. It is just a bit boring if you do it for the same meal, the same way each time.
My mission for the next few weeks is to consume all of the cans of tuna I have right now. Of course I did get a ride to go shopping tonight so I will be getting other sandwich making stuff…but I am going to have a serving of canned tuna EVERY DAY until all those cans are gone. Then I will get some more!
Tuna paste? please elaborate lol
I agree, tuna is delicious. I mix mine with miracle whip, and if I really want to splurge, throw in some sweet pickle relish. One can makes a perfect portion for two sandwiches.
Oh, and your comment: “I started to think that I would have to subsist on a steady diet of tuna for a whole week, until I could get someone to take me to Wally World again.”
Sounds EXACTLY like something I would say, word for word lol
I make mine with 1 can of tuna, then add some mayonnaise and some regular mustard (no measuring required…I just add til it ‘looks’ good) then i put in some onion powder and plop it in the food processor. If I am going to eat all of it then I add in some hot sauce because I love pepper, but if my friends are going to eat it then the hot sauce is out.
Very interesting, I have never heard of putting mustard in it… and I gotta admit it sounds pretty gross! lol 🙂
Don’t knock it before you try it. Let’s make a deal, try it and if you don’t like it I won’t make you eat it again.
Ya know, I would, but darn, I don’t have a food processor LOL
Not an excuse Shawn! You can (gasp!) mix it BY HAND. That is what I did until I stole…er borrowed my boyfriend’s food processor.
Tuna is actually not just cheap but also healthy. Naturally almost fat-free, high on protein. I eat it every day since I am training and it is a very valuable supplement. The only thing is that is a bit high in sodium because it is canned. Anyway, I love tuna 🙂
You know what? I think that the body should not stop receiving the nutrients it needs to develop biological functions it deserves. It is very important not to stop eating, just eat small meals several times a day, so increases metabolism and burns fat quickly