Monday, February 7, 2011

Shape Up Series: Tuna Sandwich Snackers

By: Finance Foodie

And I' m back!...Back on track that is! Stemming from the disastrous week previous (and the extra pressure of looking my best for the upcoming Mercedes Benz Fashion Week), I was uber motivated to eat well and exercise this week, despite it being busy season at work and added stress over attending grad school next fall. Two pats on the back, this is one for the record books!! And the results you ask?...

Height: 5'1''
Goal Weight: 130lbs
Week 1: 140lbs (Starting Point)
Week 2: 138lbs
Week 3: 137lbs
Week 4: 136lbs
Week 5: 137lbs (HORRORS!)
Week 6: 134lbs (YEAH BABY - 4 more lbs to go!)

Goal Body Fat: 20.0%
Week 1: 25.0%
Week 2: 24.0%
Week 3: 24.0%
Week 4: 23.5%
Week 5: 24.2% (DOUBLE HORRORS!)
Week 6: 23.2% (WOOT!)

Exercise Plan
(and actual results in red)

Day 1: 45 minutes on the elipitcal trainer, level 5 – Check!
Day 2: 30 minutes on the recumbent bicycle, level 7; 30 minutes weight training using 5lb to 8lb weights – Check!
Day 3: 45 minutes on the treadmill, speed 3.5, incline 2.0 – Check!
Day 4: 30 minutes on the recumbent bicycle, level 7; 30 minutes weight training using 5lb to 8lb weight – Check!
Day 5: 30 minutes on the elipitcal trainer, level 5; 10 minutes on the recumbent bicycle, level 7 – Check!
Day 6 &7: Rest – An Easy Check!

This week, I want to share with you another one of my "meal-ious snacks" (definition: a snack that feels like a meal but contains an appropriate snack-level calorie count) that helped me in my weight loss goal this week was a semi-homemade invention I liked to call the Tuna Sandwich Snacker. Using the Alexia Foccacia bread (sent to me by Foodbuzz) and the Tonnino Oregano Tuna (sent to me by Tonnino), I made a super simple to make snack-sized sandwich that tasted like another lunch! And the best part? Only 200 calories per sandwich -- now that's something I can chew on (and swallow)!

FF's Tuna Sandwich Snacker
Calories: 200 / sandwich
Eco-friendly Tuna Served on an Eco-Friendly Hefty Basic Paper Plate!
Using a toaster oven, bake frozen foccacia bread for 7-8 minutes or until crispy on the outside. Slice in half and fill with 2oz Tonnino Tuna oregano fillet. Enjoy!

***Giveaway***
Congrats #19 - 2KidsBlogger! 

Tonnino Tuna is a new, gourmet tuna brand that is healthy, environmentally- friendly, and delicious! Besides tasting great, Tonnino Tuna is also low in saturated fat and is an excellent source of protein, minerals, thiamin, selenium, vitamin B6, and Omega 3 fatty acids. I love using Tonnino Tuna in my tuna sandwiches (ummm Starkist - no thanks!) and I want to give one of my readers their very own deluxe Tonnino tuna pack to try. One reader will receive one gift packaged ready set of three different flavored tuna jars: Original, Olive Oil, and Garlic.
There are THREE ways to enter 
1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me is your favorite way to eat tuna fish? (Mine is in a sandwich like seen above!). Also please include your email address so I can contact you if you win!
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave separate comment telling me this)
3. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave separate comment telling me this)

Contest ends Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night! 

Disclosure: Tonnino Tuna provided me with the prize pack for the giveaway. Foodbuzz sent me a coupon to try the foccacia rolls.

106 comments:

  1. I like tuna melts.

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  2. I obviously follow you on Twitter - @Funfearlessbean

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  3. like toasting the bread and topping mrs.mommyyatgmail

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  4. My favorite ways to eat tuna are Grilled tuna steaks and tuna melts.

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  5. I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

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  6. My favorite is a tuna fish sandwich on whole wheat bread.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  7. Follow you on Twitter; rhoneygee

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  8. My favorite is tuna and crackers. It was always a treat when I was growing up and I still love it. Take some saltines, put a layer of mayonnaise on each, and top with tuna. Delicious! It does, however, have the unfortunate side effect of attracting an attentive audience of cats.

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  9. I love a good tuna fish sandwich with slices of bread & butter pickles on top. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  10. I follow you on Twitter/flipper211 dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  11. I tweeted giveaway. http://twitter.com/#!/flipper211/status/34877060115726336 dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  12. I love a good tuna melt I use chipotle mayo(made from olive oil mayo) mixed in with my tuna I like aflavorful aged cheddar and a crust sour dough bread. My husband likes his tuna on a salad--carbs aren't his friends so he can't have bread. I usually use an organic baby spinach (from trader joes)dress the spinach with a spicy Italian dressing then add a sliced hard boiled egg, some avocado, a little blue cheese then drain the tuna and place it on top ---he loves it.
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  13. following via twitter as darcybel
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  14. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I LIKE A TUNA HOAGIE OR A TUNA SALAD SANDWICH

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  15. I love tuna tossed in a pasta salad.

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  16. Tuna is one of my favorite foods because it's so good and it's very convenient to eat straight from the jar or with rice or as a sandwich. I love to eat tuna with a fresh salad. The tuna give the salad a lot of flavor so that I don't even need to use dressing.

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  17. def tuna sammie is the way to go!

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  18. http://twitter.com/2kidsblogger/status/34988554610286592

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  19. i follow you on twitter - 2kidsblogger

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  20. My favorite way to eat tuna is in a tuna salad sandwich! I like to add mayo and shredded carrots to the mixture. calvad at aol dot com

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  21. i love tuna salad on rye bread with scads of pickles and crunchy peppercinnis on the side and ill bet it would rock my world if i used tonninos tuna to do it with thanks for reading speck135les@yahoo.com

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  22. I love tuna salad on toasted wheat bread with lettuce and tomato.

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  23. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter: jashelep

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  24. Depending on my mood, it's either in a sandwich, or on a big salad!

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  25. My favorite way to eat tuna is to make tuna salad, with pickles, celery and lite mayo.
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  26. I follow you on Twitter @mgoss123.
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  27. Tweet.
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  28. I like tuna salad sandwiches. Yum!

    Thanks!

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  29. I like making tuna pasta salad.
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  30. I like tuna salad with lettuce and tomatoes. JD

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  31. my favorite is a recipe where you make pie crust like dough and spoon some seasoned tuna into it, fold and seal it and then bake... really tasty either hot or cold! I think they are called Tuna Turnovers.

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  32. I like to crumble tuna on fresh spinach salad.

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  33. I like tuna fish salad with lettuce and tomatoes. JD

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  34. I like tuna in salads.
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  35. Follow on Twitter @monkeygrl59
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  36. http://twitter.com/#!/monkeygrl59/status/35097213512187904. Tweet.
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  37. I like to eat tuna right out of the can or over a salad.
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  38. I follow you on twitter @Aerated.
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  39. I retweeted. Thank you!
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  40. Mom's Tuna Casserole that my Brother makes now!

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  41. I like to make tuna salad, with celery and cayenne pepper, and put it in pita bread.

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  42. on an english muffin with melty swiss cheese

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  43. Beside the usual sandwich, I make an Italian pasta dish maromatomg tuna with olive oil and lemon juice, red onion, parsley, and tossed in pasta. so good.

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  44. It's not the healthiest, but an indulgence is a tuna melt. Good toasted whole grain bread, tuna mixed with mayo, and sharp cheddar. Yum!
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  45. I usually like tuna in tuna salad. What goes into it may vary though
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  46. I like to put tuna in an avocado half!
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  47. http://twitter.com/#!/kayte71/status/35172853280276480
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  48. I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter.

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  49. http://twitter.com/hiann88/status/35173212853637120

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  50. I like my tuna on a sandwich (whole wheat) with lettuce, mayo, and sliced boiled eggs.

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  51. I follow Finance Foodie on Twitter.

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  52. http://twitter.com/hity88/status/35173711841591296

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  53. sandwich - relish, greek yogurt, and tuna on a bun

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  54. My favorite way is with pasta, white beans, and olive oil. Yum!

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  55. A tuna sandwich is best but do enjoy it cooked with macaroni

    debdenny at centurytel.net

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  56. In a sandwich between 2 slices of toast.

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  57. Email subscriber.

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  58. My fave way to eat Tuna is in a pita pocket, that's just delicious :D

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  59. I'm following you via twitter

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  60. I tweeted

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  61. I like a good tuna fish casserole.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  62. http://twitter.com/slehan/status/35245155590078464

    forgot to leave email (tho it's in my profile)

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  63. I like it lots of ways, but especially tossed with pasta, olive oil, garlic and parsley.

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  64. Tweet:
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  65. Nothing like a good tuna sandwich! My fav!
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  66. Twitter follower-pj436
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  67. Simple tuna salad, green onions with a splash of lemon juice in a lettuce cup


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  68. Sounds great. Can't wait until that tuna is available around here. I also like being able to conveniently make them in the toaster oven.

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  69. MMM looks like great stuff. I like tuna melts on sour dough bread.

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  70. I like Tuna any way - tuna salad, tuna casserole...
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  71. My favorite way to eat tuna is in a sandwich. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  72. tuna with mayo, cream cheese and bacon
    yummmmmmmmmm
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  73. tuna melts are delicious! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  74. I love tuna mixed with Hellmann's mayo

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  75. I follow on Twitter
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  76. I like tuna salad over greens.

    Nancy
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  77. I like just regular tuna or tuna steaks.

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  78. My fave way to eat tuna is grilled with a dab of oil...however, I usually have it in a casserole.
    diane Baum
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  79. i like tuna salad
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  80. i follow you on twitter @fdp4life
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  81. i tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/fdp4life/status/35414432834260992

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  82. i like mine with diced onions and a little light mayo on wheat bread :)

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  83. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/35418127684603904

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  84. My fave is on a bagel thin as a sandwich.

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  85. I like a tuna salad with Miracle Whip, red onion and dill pickle.

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  86. I like it on salad greens with a bit of the oil, some olives, and tomatoes. YUM! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  87. My favorite way to eat tuna is on top of hard-boiled egg slices.

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  88. I follow on Twitter @sarohioan.

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  89. South Beach has an awesome tuna salad that I just love. Bet it's great with that tuna!
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  90. I follow you on twitter - choochoo428
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  92. I like tuna sandwiches, but I cut up sweet pickles to put in mine.
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  93. I like tuna mixed in my macaroni & cheese, it's so good.
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  94. My favorite way to eat tuna is in sandwich form.

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  95. I follow you on Twitter as @one_of_three.

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  96. My favorite is a tuna fish sandwich toasted
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  97. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter
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  98. With mayo, no bread cause have to do low carb all the time. A dill pickle, too! This looks delicious!


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