Pasta with Tuna Alfredo Sauce may knock your socks off. Make sure you’re barefoot when you taste all the deliciousness this dish will bring to the table.
1 cup Non-fat Cottage Cheese
1 tbsp Skim Milk
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 clove Garlic, minced
2 (6 oz) cans Tuna packed in water, drained
⅛ cup (2 tbsp) Dry White Wine
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
2 cups Cooked Pasta
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste (optional)
Process cottage cheese and skim milk in food processor or blender until smooth. Set aside.
Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tuna; sauté another minute.
Add wine to skillet; bring to a boil. Lower heat; add cottage cheese mixture. Cook for about 5 minutes, being careful not to let it boil.
Stir in Parmesan; continue to heat 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Add pasta; toss with sauce.
Divide into 4 equal servings; serve immediately, topped with freshly ground pepper, if desired.
Tips & Notes
According to Health Diaries, tuna is an incredibly nutrient-dense food. It’s rich in high quality protein and an excellent source of important nutrients such as the minerals selenium, magnesium and potassium; not to mention the B vitamin complex, and of course, the marvelous omega-3 essential fatty acids.
The omega-3 fatty acids in tuna help the cardiovascular system by aiding in the prevention of irregular heart rhythms, making blood clots less likely, and improving the ratio of good (HDL) cholesterol to potentially harmful (LDL) cholesterol.
Tuna is of particular benefit to people who suffer from type 2 diabetes, due to its high content of omega-3 fats. Research suggests that although saturated fats promote weight gain, the omega-3 fats found in tuna reduce the chances of becoming obese along with improving the ability of the body to respond to insulin.
The reason for this marvelous ability is the omega 3 fatty acid known as EPA, which stimulates the secretion of the hormone leptin, thereby regulating body weight and metabolism.
A diet high in tuna may improve your mood and save you stress. The EPA of Omega-3 fatty acids improves flow of blood and may affect both hormones and the immune system, each of which have an important effect on brain function.
DHA is used in ion channels in the brain, helping transmit electrical signals, and is involved in serotonin metabolism, a key factor in depression.
Nutritional Information Per Serving
Saturated Fat: 2g
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