Recently I had been having trouble breathing so I thought it might have been allergies or shellfish reaction. It all came clear when I had an anaphylactic reaction like I had never had before. I was terrified and frustrated. Now what? I went to an allergist to know for sure what I was dealing with. I already knew that I had needed to avoid gluten, shellfish, peanuts, and oranges. I really was not prepared for the results! It turns out that my anaphylactic reaction was to chicken! I have a severe allergy to Chicken and added carrots and sweet potatoes to my list of food allergies. Apparently only 1 in 10,000 people have a chicken allergy. I didn’t cook like myself for about 2 weeks because I couldn’t even cook chicken/chicken broth without itching like crazy just from it being in the air. I wept over the loss of something found so ordinary in our lives. The thing about it is once I got over the shock I realized we don’t really miss it or need it with so many other kinds of meat available. Going vegetarian is not an option for me since I love meat as a protein source. I have tried canned tuna before and normally it is best hidden in tuna noodle casserole for our household not exactly a healthy dinner option. However, recently I tried Ocean Naturals Wild Premium Tuna, I have never seen canned tuna quite like it. It seemed so fresh and didn’t look like the normal canned tuna with tiny shreds of tuna. With Ocean Naturals naturally delicious tuna, I found out making healthy lunches was so easy sticking with my mission to offer my family fresh and whole ingredients as much as possible!
Due to Celiac Disease, I became a label reader. I had always been skinny so I never thought I would read labels. However, a label can tell you so much about the foods that you are putting in your family’s body to nourish them. Ocean Naturals has 2 grams more protein than most of the others plus 10 mg less sodium, o grams of fat, and 90 mg Omega 3. Click here to see more about my canned tuna shop at Walmart on google+.
I have never been one to enjoy traditional mayo filled tuna salads. I think that we should be enhancing our quality ingredients with other equally good for us ingredients not hiding them. Ocean Naturals even lets you know where your tuna came from by entering the code found on your Ocean Naturals canned tuna here
I love finding new and creative ways to add in tuna, fish, etc… I have been making these Fon-Tuna melts for years that the family loves. I make a mixture of tuna, vegetables & herbs to place on toasted gluten free bagel/english muffin then melt fontina cheese on top. It is delicious and so quick to make!
I like to saute the celery and garlic to enhance the flavor, but omit step if you want. Mix all the ingredients!
- 2 (6 oz) Ocean Naturals skipjack chunk light tuna in water
- Roasted red pepper puree*
- juice of 1 lemon
- ⅓ cup olive oil + 1 TBSP
- celery, 4 ribs diced
- ¼ cup basil
- 1 tsp. garlic, minced
- fontina cheese (provolone or mozzarella will work)
- english muffins
- Toast english muffins in oven.
- Saute celery & garlic in olive oil for about 3 minutes.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk lemon juice and oil together. Stir in basil.
- Mix in Ocean Naturals tuna & celery. Set aside.
- Take english muffins out of oven.
- Spread roasted red pepper puree on each english muffin.
- Top with a scoop of Ocean Naturals tuna mixture.
- Garnish with 1-2 TBSP of fontina cheese.
- Broil (500 degrees) for 3-5 minutes until cheese is melted.
Roasted Red peppers: Cut pepper in half and remove seeds, etc... Place on cookie sheet then brush with oil. Broil at 500 degrees for about 20 minutes. Allow to cool a little and remove skin. The skin is practically separating on its own. Puree with 1 TBSP olive oil or enough to make desired consistency.
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