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“Hey There Is Tuna in My Oats!” Oats
-1 can Light Tuna
-1/2 c. oats + water
-Salsa (maybe 1/4 c.?)
-1 slice of cheese (I used Pepper Jack Veggie Slices)
All I did was combine the tuna, oats, water and salsa in a bowl and cooked it as I would normally cook oats in the microwave. Once it was done, I added the cheese and stirred well!
Tuna in oats?! Yes! And, ohhhhh was it good! Seriously! Oats are great because on their own they don’t have much flavor, so you can add in almost anything your heart desires! Another great thing about them? They aren’t just for breakfast anymore! This is certainly not something I would want to wake up with, but for lunch of dinner? Yes, please!For this bowl, I used Wild Planet’s Wild Skipjack Light Tuna. This was my first time trying this brand and I absolutely loved it! The tuna was moist and perfectly flakey. I could definitely see and taste the quality difference from my normal $0.99 tuna! This sustainably caught seafood added 1,752 mg of Omega 3 Fatty Acids and a whopping 26 grams of protein to my evening meal!Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it…go ahead and channel your inner frat boy (minus all that beer)!
Why Would Jessica Eat This?: Current dietary recommendations suggest eating seafood at least 1-2 times per week, and including canned tuna in your diet is a great way to meet that goal. Tuna is an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids, an essential dietary component that reduces inflammation, lowers the amount of lipids circulating in the bloodstream and can even help prevent the growth of cancer cells.