Jan 13, 2010

Tuna Casserole - Tuna and Pregnancy

We enjoy a relatively healthy tuna casserole that I just made a couple of evenings ago. This is how I make the dish to feed my family of 3:

Ingredients:

  • 6 Oz. of Whole Grain Pasta - Penne, Macaroni, any noodle you like 
  • 2 Cans of Tuna. 
  • 1 Can of Cream of Mushroom Soup, Condensed 
  • 3/4 Cup of Water 
  • 1/4 Cup Wheat Germ 
  • 1/2 teas. of Basil 
  • 1 T. Garlic Powder

Preparation:

So easy, cook the pasta. While the Pasta is cooking, mix all of the other ingredients (except Wheat Germ) together in a microwave safe casserole bowl or dish. Mix in the pasta after it has cooked and drained. Stir well, sprinkle the Wheat Germ over the top, then cook in the microwave on high for 15 minutes.

I serve mine with a nice tossed salad.

Oh you're wondering about the tuna and pregnancy part of the title...some have said that it isn't safe to eat tuna or seafood while pregnant because of high mercury content. 


I would like to suggest that you look into the possibility that avoiding tuna and certain seafood may be depriving you and your baby of vital nutrients...though mercury content is a real concern. There are fish that have high mercury content, such as shark, mackerel and swordfish. The size/age of the fish can determine how much mercury is in smaller fish. Do your homework, look into how depriving yourself entirely of seafood may lead to depression and lack of certain helpful nutrients and oils in their natural state. 

Enjoy the tuna casserole recipe!


Updated 3/22/16