Monday, January 25, 2010

Tuna Is Good For You!

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I was looking at my blog traffic stats a while ago and realized that most of the readers of this blog are women, between the ages of 25-40. Most of my readers are also either newlyweds, new mom or have families with small children. Therefore, I believe that this topic of discussion would be of interest to most of my readers (or at least is good information to know).

I am not pregnant or have small children but I know many of you are. How many times have you wondered what is good for you and your baby when you are pregnant? What is safe to eat and what is not? There are just so many people giving so many different advice, it can be confusing at times. Let talk about eating seafood during pregnancy. Is that actually all that bad? I know quite a few pregnant women who simply stop eating seafood entirely for the whole nine months. A scientific study was just released in which the findings show that women who skip seafood during pregnancy could be putting themselves in danger for depression! Yes, it's true that pregnant women should stay away from fish high in mercury (shark, mackerel, swordfish, tilefish), but it is actually smart to eat seafood during pregnancy. Tuna to be exact, is actually very good for you. Eating an average of just 2 ounces of healthy tuna per day while pregnant, can actually increase developmental scores in infants and young children. Not only that, The FDA has actually recommends that women of childbearing age and pregnant women can safely eat up to 12 ounces of per week!

You do not need to be pregnant or what small children to benefit from the goodness of tuna. Kevin and I love tuna and we eat it quite often. Apart from making tuna salad sandwiches, we would also make tuna quiche, various types of tuna pasta, tuna puff...we even use it to stir fry Chinese noodles with it! However, our favorite tuna dish of all time is the Tuna Casserole. Not only is it really easy to make, it's super yummy too. Here is the recipe for it. Enjoy!

4 oz pasta (any type of pasta that you like)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 can peas
1 can tuna drained and flaked
1 cup shredded cheese
some breadcrumbs

Cook pasta according to package and drain.

Mix soup, milk and mayonnaise. Add in tuna and peas.

Gently fold in cooked pasta to the mix.

Place all of it into a casserole dish that has been sprayed lightly with cooking oil.

Sprinkle on cheese followed by the breadcrumbs.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

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