I have mentioned that once I find something that I like -I will stick with it like a dog with a ball trying to play fetch. This week’s Product Pop-Up is a great example of that loyalty. Since I have found this particular product – I have eaten it for lunch, like, everyday!! I am happy to share – Starkist Tuna Creations in a Pouch! Yes, a pouch. To be 100% honest – I was very very suspect of tuna in a pouch. I mean, I’m an old school kind of gal and I’ve always had tuna out of a can. I can remember the many many tuna salad sandwiches that my grandmother made me – with the tiniest pieces of celery – on white bread with no crusts! This was a staple of my childhood. She would open the can and I would drain it….good times!!
If you are talking protein, there is no bigger bang for your buck then good ole’ tuna. When I was ready to start eating solid foods again – tuna was something that I gravitated to. I realized rather quickly that I had lost my taste for mayonnaise. This was very surprising, because mayo was something I could eat off a spoon out of the jar. When you take out the mayo and you’re left with plain old tuna….there really isn’t too much left to good old tuna salad – it’s rather boring. So – I went off tuna for awhile. Then one day walking around my (you guessed it) local Hannaford – I found tuna in a pouch. There were so many different kinds. I figured – why not give it a spin.
Boy, am I ever glad that I did!! I love spicy buffalo flavor – as a rule – so I picked up that pouch to taste test. I got it home and opened up the pouch. There was NOTHING to drain!! The tuna was moist and smelled spicy. I put it on a bed of spinach and added about an ounce of local made goat cheese. HOLY COW – I really enjoyed that salad. Among other things – the tuna did not need any mayo. The pouch was perfect as it was. I like mine on a good hearty cracker or on top of a salad. I do not eat much bread – but it would also be good as a sandwich. This Hot Buffalo Style is my personal favorite flavor. However, there are many to chose from – Ranch, Honey BBQ, Lemon Pepper, Sweet and Spicy to name a few. Also they are hella convenient – just grab a pouch and off you go. In a pinch – I’ve even eaten it with a fork out of pouch. It was just as good as a stand alone food item!
In terms of stats here is what you are looking at for one pouch – oh, the serving size is the WHOLE POUCH – WINNING!! TO be honest, I can’t eat the whole thing – but if I could, I would!! 70 calories, 0.5g fat, 0g carbs, and 15g protein!! Those are killer stats for someone doing that #lowcarb life.
As always – I am not sponsored by nor was I asked by Starkist Tuna to write up this review. I really like this product and I hope that you guys will check it out!!
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog this week. I am busy trying to get everything together for Christmas. Me and sweet sassy daughter baked 6 different kinds of cookies to give away this year!! If I never see another cookies again – I’d be OK with that!! Actually, it’s a really fun time in the kitchen – just a lot of work. This would be the first year that I did not eat 100 raw cookies!! It’s been a challenge, but I have been able to keep my plan and not also eat 100 baked cookies!! I had a bite of a chewy molasses and a bite of Italian Christmas Cookie. They were good – but actually too sweet for me – never thought I’d hear myself say that!!
I hope everyone has better luck pulling everything together than I typically do this time of year! I’ll be wrapping until the wee hours of Christmas morning!! If there is anything special you’d like to see me cover on my blog – please let me know!! Lastly – don’t forget to “like” my Facebook page – you can find it here.