I was reading some food blogs today and I was reminded of a meal I used to eat all the time in my early 20s. I call it Spicy Tuna Cottage Cheese and it can be eaten plain, on whole wheat crackers, on avocado slices, on tomato slices, or on whole grain sandwich thins.
This is a high protein snack that offers quickly digesting protein in the form of tuna, and slowly digesting protein in the form of cottage cheese. The salsa offers us some additional flavor and all of the great benefits of tomatoes.
Spicy Tuna Cottage Cheese
Spicy Cottage Tuna Recipe
- 1 can (6oz) White Albacore Tuna, drained
- 1/4 cup Medium Salsa, chunkier is better
- 3/4 cup Cottage Cheese
- 1/4 tsp. Dill Weed (optional)
Drain the tuna and put it in a bowl. Use a fork to separate the chunks – you want your tuna to be small loose chunks rather than large chunks.
Mix together the tuna, salsa, dill weed, and cottage cheese in a bowl. Don’t furiously blend everything together. You want a nice mixture rather than a paste.
Now you can eat it with a spoon, or you can place it on your favorite sandwich or snack food. Again, try whole grain crackers, thinly sliced breads, or sandwich thins. Also try avocado slices, tomatoes, cucumbers slices, or mix with any of your other favorite vegetables.