View Full Version : Tuna alternatives?

07-01-2002, 07:25 PM
After about 4 months of being on a Tuna binge, I am completely sick of it.

I learned to love it, after the first 2 months. For the whole 3rd month I think I looked forward to every meal involving tuna.

Now, after 4 months, the taste and smell curdels my stomach.

Anyone have any alternatives to tuna?

My family has a history of high cholesteral, so I've tried to dodge eggs, although I love egg whites and eat them on occasion.

Any suggestions would be extremely helpful. Just looking for something with around the same make up as Tuna.

07-01-2002, 07:42 PM
Chicken, salmon, beef jerky, lean ground beef.. None of those really have the same make up as tuna, but will work as far as the protein/fat/carb ratio. Also you can buy canned chicken, but it's twice more expensive as tuna, but tastes a lot better IMO.

07-01-2002, 08:42 PM
Tuna = 1 buck

Chicken = 2 bucks?

I think I could swing that. It would really make things a whole lot easier to stand.

What kind of beef jerky? Store bought? (I know that stuff is greasy =\ )

07-01-2002, 08:43 PM
you can also go with other canned fish. Ie) Salmon, trout, etc.

07-02-2002, 08:43 AM
I didn't think of that. Hitting the store today, I'll have to look around.

07-02-2002, 09:03 AM
The only beef Jerky that is really greasy is slim Jims. There are alot of meat markets that make it and normally it is pretty lean. You can also buy it in large packages which cost about $4.00 or $5.00 US.

07-02-2002, 09:05 AM
Whach out for the sodium content in the beef jerk. Afew kinds have about 1g of salt per serving.

Chicken in a can is good, and so is salmon in a can.

07-02-2002, 10:06 AM
Chicken in a can is good, but a bit dry. I find salsa makes everything better, though.

I wanna try salmon in a can before too long :)

07-02-2002, 10:07 AM
There's always cottage cheese.

07-02-2002, 01:16 PM
You guys like chicken in a can? I think the stuff tastes like ****.

07-03-2002, 07:36 PM
Ugh, cottage cheese is teh suq. :P

Chicken + Salsa sounds appetizing right now, as does some Salmon.

I plan on shopping around now, thanks a ton for the suggestions. Jerky sounds like a decent snack. 8)