Vegan Tuna for the Military Diet

Hi and welcome back to Ria Lives Well!

Today’s post is designed for my vegan and vegetarian followers. Well, mostly.  But really, anyone can reap the glory of this vegan recipe if they so desire.

Have you seen my post about the military diet, a “chemical process” that has people losing ten pounds in a matter of days? You may have read the article and thought: “This sounds too good to be true, but I’m willing to try it.” Yet, if you’re vegetarian, you’ve likely stumbled upon some roadblocks.

On the menu, you’ll find meat products that you can easily replace with an alternative at your local grocery store, but then you come across day the meal with tuna. And if you’re like me and you don’t have a vegan/vegetarian grocery shop nearby where you can likely purchase tuna, then you may be asking yourself, “How am I going to do the military diet now?”

I’ve got just the answer…

Vegan fish of the sea!

I have for you a vegan tuna recipe that will make a wonderful replacement to regular tuna.

Vegan Tuna:

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • Water


  • Throw your almonds into a large bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of sea salt and mix it so every almond is coated in white crystals. Add just enough water to submerge the almonds. Take a kitchen towel and throw it over the bowl. Let it soak overnight.
  • Drain the water from the bowl. Place the soaked almonds into a food processor. Grind until chunky bits of almonds are all gone.

Granted, this in no way looks or tastes like the real thing…well, it kind of looks like the real thing…but it makes for a perfect alternative nevertheless. Try it with a few of your tuna favorites, like classic a tuna sandwich or tuna and crackers.

Bought your bag of raw almonds? Good.

Can you believe this price? Ridiculous.

Coat ’em in sea salt.

Soak ’em in water.

Cease the urge to comment with: “Where’s the rest of the recipe?” This is it, y’all! Seriously simple, am I right? Season it with a little salt and pepper, and enjoy!

Okay, so remember when I said this was the only alternative? Well, that’s not entirely true, but I think it’s the better alternative. On the blessed mommy hub, she offered a few other substitutions.

Instead of tuna, use:

  • Cottage cheese
  • Peanuts
  • Almonds (that’s what we’re doing!)
  • Tofu (my second favorite alternative to soaked, ground almonds)

So let’s keep up with the military diet and see if it works.

~Live Well!


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