6 Healthy, Delicious Ways To Eat Raw Tuna

6 Healthy, Delicious Ways To Eat Raw Tuna

Even the picky eaters will love these options.

Sushi and different forms of raw fish are one of the most common and trending foods in society today. Although the thought of raw fish can disgust some people, it can have health benefits and help maintain weight while also tasting super good. In fact, raw tuna has so many health benefits such as reducing blood pressure, improving your immune system, reducing depression, strengthening bones and even enhancing weight loss and helping with your eye health.

Personally, one of my favorite foods is raw tuna, and from having a huge friend group from both Michigan and Miami, I know I am not the only one. So, here’s the top six healthiest and most delicious ways of eating raw tuna:

1. Tuna Sashimi

One of my favorite forms of raw tuna because it contains no extra ingredients. No rice or sauce, simply just the raw meat with a side of soy sauce. A sushi roll can have up to 1 cup of white rice in it, so if you are eating multiple rolls choose sashimi.

2. Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

Although a poke bowl may not be the healthiest form of raw tuna, considering what you decide to put into it, it is definitely the most delicious. If you go to UM, try the Poke Bowl stand that comes to the campus farmers market every Wednesday!

3. Ahi Tuna TarTar

It is pretty much just like sashimi, except with much more flavors including sesame and avocado which has health benefits of its own. It is a healthy and low-calorie meal that many restaurants carry. Including my favorite Ronin Sushi in Royal Oak, Michigan or the Setai Hotel’s restaurant in Miami.

4. Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna

If the thought of raw fish grosses you out, this may be the perfect solution for you. Lightly grilled tuna with a sesame layer, serve it with teriyaki or soy and it’s one of the best foods you’ll have.

5. Tuna Tataki

Also, here's one of the most delicious ways of eating raw tuna - famously served at restaurants such as Nobu in California. A bit more spicy than usual and has ginger coding to it, depending on where you are ordering from.

6. Tuna Fish Taco

Asian isn’t the only style of tuna! Put a piece of raw tuna in a tortilla with some cilantro, mango salsa, and lime.

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If Your College Major Was A Cookie, Here's What You'd Be Snacking On

Sorry, I had to.

Cookies are probably one of the greatest foods to exist in this world. There are so many varieties and tastes that my mouth is salivating just thinking about it. There are just as many, if not more, majors to compare to cookies. Let me give it a try.

1. History - Sugar Cookie

History never changes, much like sugar cookies. (Also, they're both boring.)

2. English - Nutella Lava Cookie Cups

English majors tend to be creative. This cookie is that and more.

3. Biology - Giant Cookie

Things are always evolving, becoming bigger and better than they were before. This giant cookie mimics a regular one, except, well, it's giant.

4. Accounting - Green Tea Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

2 + 1 = deliciousness

5. Art - Double Decker, Dark Chocolate, Mini Doughnut Sugar Cookie

This is simply a work of art - pun intended.

6. Chemistry - Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie

Hmm, maybe if I add just a bit of bacon, it will make this cookie 10x better.

7. Statistics - Hot Cocoa Cookies

Hmm, the statistics of this cookie being delicious is...100%.

8. Dance - Banana Split Cake Mix Cookies

It's all in the name.

9. Theater - Insanely Delicious Turtle Cookies

There are some insanely talented people in this major.

10. Sports Management - Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies Filled with Caramel and Peanut Butter

There are so many different things going on with this major, I thought it appropriate to put a cookie that also has a lot of things going on with it.

11. Public Health - Trail Cookies

I guess these are healthy? Kinda?

12. Mass Communications - Peach Drop Cookies

A reporter can do many things, especially if they blow our minds away. Mic drop, anyone?

13. Nursing - Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies

Don't you love looking a blood? No? Then why are you a nursing major?

If your major wasn't on here, I'm sorry. There are too many for me to compare to cookies.

If you want to get all these awesome recipes for the cookies, check out this awesome blog!

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7 Places In Wichita To Eat Ice Cream On A Hot Summer Day

Wichita + ice cream = Great.

I'm typing this article underneath the cool air conditioner in the Edmond Stanley Library at Friends University. Outside, the sun is beating down upon its victims. There is no shadow shady enough to protect us from the sun's intense rays. My thermostat reads 82°F, but with the Kansas humidity, it feels like it could be in the hundreds!

Thank goodness for ice cream!

Although I've only lived in Wichita for a couple years, I have discovered many amazing places that serve ice cream! From classic vanilla cones to unique specialties, Wichita has it all!

1. QuikTrip

Did you know an ice-cream cone from Quik Trip only costs 49 cents? It's a great deal, considering how tall they make them, too!

2. Braums

A Central Midwest classic, you can never go wrong with Braums! They're always rolling out new ice creams for various seasons. Plus, you can shop in their marketplace while sipping on your malt!

3. 8 Degrees Below

This is a new ice cream store to the area, but it's definitely the most unique. Imagine that a Mongolian grill and an ice cream store got together and had a baby. That's exactly what 8° Below is! I love going here and watching them make my ice cream and roll it up!

They have three locations in the area (701 E Douglas Ave, 2929 N. Rock Rd., and 1821 E. Madison Ave. Derby), so if you're looking for a unique experience, be sure to check this place out!

4. College Hill Creamery

I love visiting Clifton Square for many reasons and College Hill Creamery is one of them. They have a relaxing atmosphere and even serve chocolate covered coffee beans! As for their ice cream? They put the "cream" in creamery.

5. Coldstone

If you like large scoops of uniquely flavored ice cream, Coldstone is the place to be! Coldstone is my place to go whenever I feel like treating myself.

"The night is young, the school year's over, and finals are behind us. Let's celebrate with Coldstone!"

6. Yo-B Yogurt and Burgers

Once upon a time, I was a faithful customer of Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. However, everything changed once I stepped foot inside Yo-B Yogurt and Burgers.

Imagine: twenty yogurt flavor options, a whole wall dedicated to cereals, two bars filled with fruit, candy, other toppings, AND pumps for fudge and caramel? Did I mention you can eat burgers and chicken strips here too?

Guys! This place is the best! If you don't believe me, visit it yourself in Old Town next to the Warren!

7. Sonic

Did someone say half-priced shakes???

Every night after 8 p.m., you can get a shake for half the price! Sometimes, Sonic has specials and deals which allow you to get a half-priced shake during the day!

There you have it! Go visit your favorite ice cream spot today!

Cover Image Credit: Elyssa Day

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