|Canned tuna has been a lunchtime staple forever. Its delicious, its got those good omega-3 fats, and its convenient. Well, maybe not so convenient.|
First you need a can opener. Then you need a sink (to drain the can and wash your hands). Thats fine if youre at home, but not if youre trying to put your sandwich together at the office or on the road.
Solution: tuna in a pouch. Tear open a vacuum-sealed bag of StarKist or Bumble Bee (unopened, theyll keep for over a year in the cupboard). The tunas succulent, yet theres no liquid to drain off. The chunks are firm, not mushy. But its the fresh taste thatll seal the deal.
Try it in a sandwich (mash with some light or low-fat mayo or, for a tangy kick, unflavored, non-fat yogurt). Toss it on a salad or throw some into a pita bread with some onion, tomato, and lettuce. You can even eat it right out of the pouch.
The only drawback: the tuna is so good that you may end up eating too much sodium (250 mg in each quarter-cup) and mercury. To limit mercury you should limit tuna to 7 ounces a week (thats one large pouchabout a cup). If you are (or are trying to become) pregnant, its five ounces a week. Children who weigh 25 to 45 pounds can have five ounces a month, while kids under 25 pounds can have half that much.
Taco Bells Taco Salad with Salsa is a real doozy. It delivers 850 calories, 95 percent of a days sodium, 80 percent of a days fat, and 70 percent of a days saturated fat. But its not the worst thing on the menu.
Meet Taco Bells Mucho Grande Nachosdeep-fried nacho chips topped with ground beef, melted cheese, more ground beef, more melted cheese, even more ground beef, even more melted cheese, and a little chopped tomato.
Its mucho grande all right (thats much big in Taco Bells version of Spanish). Weight (18 ounces)just over a pound. Calories (1,320)almost 70 percent of a days worth. Total fat (82 grams), saturated fat (25 grams), and sodium (2,670 milligrams)each well over a days worth. Unfortunately, the price is anything but grande, so theres little (except your good sense) to stop you from digging in.
You could eat five Beef Tacos instead of one of these babies...and still have room left over for an order of regular nachos (not that youd want to).
Normally, wed suggest sharing a food like this with a couple of friends. But friends dont let friends eat their way into plus sizes. Needless to say, Mucho Grande Nachos is the perfect food if you dont mind ending up with mucho grande doctor bills...and a mucho grande posterior.