Lenten Recipes for Aspiring Superbods

The Lenten season brings challenges to make no-meat meals as appetizing and flavorful. Thankfully, Century Tuna and nutritionist to the stars Nadine Tengco came up with delectable and filling Lent-friendly recipes for the aspiring Superbods.

Many of the dishes feature the original healthy meat, Century Tuna Flakes in Oil. Century Tuna contains Omega 3, which helps burn body fat, shrink abdominal fat cells and stop certain genes that trigger inflammation on belly fat, in addition to promoting a healthy heart.


As part of the Superbods Diet, these recipes had been tried – and loved – by Century Tuna ambassadors Anne Curtis and John Lloyd Cruz, as well as Boys Night Out DJs Slick Rick, Tony Toni and Sam YG, who were tapped as 2014 Century Tuna Superbods celebrity challengers.


All five will reveal their Superbods – honed by the Superbods Diet and Workout Plan designed by Nadine and Coach Jim Saret for Century Tuna, respectively – this April 25 to 27 in the country’s ultimate summer destination, Boracay.

Here are some of the recipes:


CENTURY TUNA AVOCADO SALAD
Serves 2
Ingredients:
1                      avocado
1 can                CENTURY TUNA Lite Flakes in Veg Oil, drained
juice of ½ lemon
1 tsp                 olive oil
2 tbsp               chopped parsley
2                      green onions, chopped
1 medium          red bell pepper, roasted, cored, de-seeded, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:
1. Cut avocado lengthwise and remove pit. Scoop out flesh and toss in a large bowl.
2. Add lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mash until smooth.
3. Stir in tuna flakes, parsley, green onions, and roasted red bell pepper. Mix well.
4. Divide into 2 portions.
5. Scoop tuna mixture into avocado halves. Serve immediately.


 CENTURY TUNA SISIG RICE
Serves 3
Ingredients:
2 cans                          CENTURY TUNA Lite Hot and Spicy, drained
1/3 cup                         pineapple juice
1/3 cup                         chopped onions
1 tablespoon                  vinegar
1 tablespoon                  calamansi juice
1 teaspoon                    minced fresh ginger
1 clove                          garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon                 whole black pepper
1                                  bay leaf (laurel), crushed
                                    Salt to taste
                                    Extended Arroz (see recipe from Arroz a la Century Tuna)

Procedure:
1.     Bring to a boil tuna, pineapple juice, bay leaf and whole black pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes. Drain and cool to room temperature.
2.     Sauté’ garlic, onions, and ginger. Stir in the tuna.
3.     Add vinegar and calamansi and cook for 2 minutes.
4.     Break egg into tuna mix and stir until egg is completely cooked.
5.     Leave to stand for a few minutes before serving to all flavours to infuse. Serve on top of “extended” rice.

For more recipes, visit www.centurytuna.ph/superbodschallenge.