Tuna Noodle Casserole: A Healthier Recipe
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Tuna Noodle Casserole: A Healthier Recipe

Everyone loves a good tuna noodle casserole. This recipe from Hungry-Girl.com helps you make it healthy.

Bite It: Homemade Tuna Noodle Casserole

You're probably thinking it's next to impossible to partake in the joys of tuna noodle casserole without ingesting too many calories and fat grams. Fortunately, you're wrong. Thanks to the miraculous Shirataki Noodles that never cease to amaze us, you can whip up a snazzy, noodlicious casserole in no time. And it'll taste just as good as (if not better than) any other you've had. Don't believe us? Try it and see.

Ingredients

  • 3 packages House Foods Tofu Shirataki Noodles, Fettuccine Shape
  • 1 packet of tuna (7 oz.) packed in water
  • 1 10.75-oz. can 98 Percent Fat Free Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 wedge Laughing Cow Light cheese, Original Swiss
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 3 tbsp. reduced-fat parmesan cheese
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder and *cayenne pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rinse and drain noodles well. Cut noodles (so they're not completely unwieldy). Microwave noodles for one minute and pat dry. Melt Laughing Cow Light cheese wedge into noodles, microwaving again for 20 seconds if necessary. Mix cheese wedge thoroughly into noodles. Add tuna and peas and stir well. Put noodle/cheese mixture into a casserole dish. Add your can of soup and one tbsp. of parmesan and mix well. Season to taste. Top with remaining two tbsp. of parmesan and bake in your preheated 375-degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy. Serves 4.

*Use cayenne only if you like foods with a spicy kick!

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
Calories: 164
Fat: 5g
Sodium: 1,082mg
Carbs: 15g
Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 5.5g

* 3 Points

Fight It: Average Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna noodle casserole became popular back in the early 1940s, thanks to a recipe made famous by none other than Campbell's. Looking for ways to promote their Cream of Mushroom soup, they created recipes that used the product, and this one stuck. In fact, soon after Campbell's promoted their recipe, this dish became all the rage. No surprise there, though, since it's typically made with deliciously fattening calorie-packed things like creamy soup, milk, butter, noodles, and cheese. Eeeks! Just forget everything you know about old-fashioned, fatty tuna casserole, and whip up a batch of HG's Rockin' Tuna Noodle Casserole today. Your friends and family will be mighty impressed.

Serving Size: 1 average portion
Calories: 542
Fat: 23g
Sodium: 1,160mg
Carbs: 52g
Fiber: 2.5g
Sugars: 4g
Protein: 33g

* 12 Points

 

Originally published on Hungry-Girl.com; reprinted on FitnessMagazine.com with permission.

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