Spicy Tomato-Tuna Bites

by | May 13, 2016 | Recipes, Snacks and Desserts | 0 comments

Tomato Tuna Bites

A delicious, super tasty and easy high protein, low glycemic snack that will satisfy your hunger without making your blood sugar go up. These are definitely their best in the summertime when you can find firm, ripe, delicious tomatoes, which as you know are full of antioxidants including lycopene.

The fresh basil contains highly beneficial oils, and most of the benefits of basil come from the fresh leaves. Basil also contains cinnamanic acid, which enhances circulation, stabilizes blood sugar, and improves breathing. Basil is naturally anti-inflammatory. Many naturopathic physicians prescribe basil for diabetes, allergies, arthritis, and respiratory disorders like asthma.

The antioxidants in both the basil and the tomatoes work best when combined with a healthy fat, like the avocado oil mayonnaise in this recipe. Free radicals fight aging, cancer and protect you from the complications of diabetes.

This snack is easy to assemble, delightful to look at, and delicious to eat!

Ingredients

2-4 medium or large sized Roma tomatoes, sliced thickly
1 Tbsp approximately of Paleo (Primal brand is my favorite) avocado oil mayonnaise
Fresh basil leaves
1 can albacore tuna, packed in olive oil
Sriracha sauce, to taste

Directions

Slice tomatoes in thick slices, arrange on plate. Spread a small amount of mayo on tomatoes, top with fresh basil leaves (2-3 on each tomato slice), a spoonful of tuna, and dot with Sriracha sauce. Enjoy!

About Catherine Ebeling: I am Catherine (Cat) Ebeling. I am an RN with a Masters of Science in Nursing and Public Health. I have been studying diet, fitness and health for the past 30+ years–in addition to my clinical nursing experience, which includes anti-aging, preventative, regenerative medicine and bioidentical hormone therapy. I have had a life-long fascination with diet, fitness and nutrition, and have learned how to biohack my genetic capacity. I realized that we, as humans, have the ultimate power over our bodies and our health. Wanting to learn even more about human biology, nutrition, health and disease, I went back to school to study for a BSN in nursing. I just recently completed my MSN (at age 60). I’ve written six books on diet and health that have sold thousands–and even hundreds of thousands of copies all over the world through “The Nutrition Watchdog” publishing. I am an expert on diet and health and want to share that knowledge with you. I can be reached at caebeling@gmail.com or 314-369-6400 or on FB Instant Messenger.

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