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low carb tuna fill-me-up

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Marcia McCance
Stone Mountain, GA

I am single, I live alone (happily) and this is day 4 of my 3-day carb fast. LOL The "eating machine" was on and I needed to turn it off so I dropped out all starchy white carbs including sugar (except for xylitol gum) for three days which is how long it takes to turn off the carb binge cravings. Today I remembered my favorite fill-me-so-full I don't eat for hours meal. Here it is, if you are interested!! Oh and BTW over the last 4 days I've come down about 5 pounds. Way to go!!

★★★★★ 2
serves 1 (maybe 2)
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For low carb tuna fill-me-up

  • 1 can
    starkist low sodium tuna (it is only tuna and water)
  • 1/2 c
    walnuts (chopped if you like)
  • 1/4 c
    whole almonds (chopped if you like)
  • 2
    hard boiled eggs (cross cut on egg slicer)
  • 2 or 3 Tbsp
    hellmans' mayo (or your favorite dressing)
  • to taste
    salt, pepper, garlic powder, minced onion, dried parsley -- and don't forget the curry powder!

How To Make low carb tuna fill-me-up

  • 1
    Mix all the ingredients and enjoy!! Or use it to stuff celery, bell peppers (any color) or just eat it plain like I do most of the time. This is great on a bed of lettuce, too. Also: I find I like to sprinkle a little extra curry powder on top to up the flavor anti.
  • 2
    I swear to you, if I eat this, I won't eat again for a very long time. Many hours. So if you need to prepare for a long day with no breaks this will fill you to dinner time with no problems. At least it does for me!!
  • 3
    If you are not into "low carb" you can eat it with crackers or make a sandwich, but for me, I just eat it low carb
  • 4
    You can add anything you like to it also, but that will just make more to eat and this will fill you up all by itself! Optional add-ins: chopped celery, chopped pickle, whatever you like!
  • 5
    I like to use my egg slicer to "chop" eggs. I place it on the slicer and slice, then, holding it together, give it a quarter turn and slice it again. It comes out with many tiny little bits of egg sliced way better and more uniformly than I am patient enough to do and it only takes two quick swipes!! I immediately rinse the egg slicer because that is the moment it is easiest to clean -- before any teensy bits of egg white get stuck to the wires.