These low carb, high protein, Cucumber Tuna Boats were the perfect change to my high protein lunch routine! Here’s how you can make them too!
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Combing Tuna with Cucumbers
It’s been a while since I ate tuna, although I have plenty in my pantry. I’ve been getting in a rut during these dieting days, and I’ve had a lot of chicken and ground beef.
When I noticed some tuna pouches in the pantry, I knew it was time to shake up my protein game. Those tuna pouches seem to last forever!
Tuna is kind of low on my list of my go-to protein food ideas, but I’m reconsidering bringing it up a few notches! With a pouch of Tuna, you get 70 calories and a whopping 19 grams of protein! This realization is what led me to create cucumber tuna boats.
The second half of the winning combo is the cucumber! I just love cucumbers. They are so low in calories, yet I think they taste great.
For these cucumber tuna boats, I cut a cucumber lengthwise, and scooped out the softest part of them, so they would be ‘boat like’. The center hollowed out of the cucumber is perfect for holding some tuna like a boat.
Then, I combined the full packet of tuna with a tablespoon of light mayo. It really was plenty of mayo for the amount of tuna in the pouch.
Then, I wasn’t going to do this, but I had some turkey bacon, which I recently became obsessed with! 4 slices of turkey bacon for 2 minutes in the microwave has become a recent indulgence. I hadn’t given it a try, because I’m not a fan of regular bacon. Maybe it’s my bikini prep protein brain, but I’m getting used to this higher protein diet, and almost craving it. So weird to me!
All I know is that I am a big fan of these cucumber tuna boats now!
What do you think about cucumber tuna boats?
Cucumber Tuna Boats
- 1 medium cucumber about 100 grams
- 1 Pouch tuna fish, packed in water (70 calories)
- 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
- 1 slice turkey bacon optional
- 3-4 small cherry tomatoes, Optional
- Slice cucumber length wise, and scrape out the center seeds.
- Combine tuna with light mayonnaise
- Cook 1 slice of turkey bacon in the microwave, according to package directions (optional)
- Slice a cherry tomato into small slices (optional)
- Scoop tuna into the hollowed out cucumber.
- Top with chopped turkey bacon and sliced cherry tomatoes.
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