Teriyaki Grilled Tuna

Hi there!

This week I’ve managed to do 2 swim sessions and 2 gym sessions so I’m feeling great. Today is my daughter’s last day of school before she’s off for two weeks. I can’t wait to have her home and yet I always think to myself, “Oh no, how am I going to fit in training?”

I always do my training, whether it’s swimming or in the gym, after I’ve done the school run. It’s lovely and quiet so I can get my head down and get my sessions done before starting my work. It also means I have the weekend with my family as training’s already done for the week. With my daughter home, I can never seem to sort out a schedule where I fit in all of my training. I’m not complaining at all as I love having my daughter home and we have loads of fun. She’s a training session in herself, really. The thing is, when she’s off I tend to opt for unhealthy food choices and end up putting on a few pounds, then spend the next term trying to shift them before the cycle starts all over again.

I know what I should do – I should get my lazy behind out of bed early enough to do my sessions before she wakes up in the morning. But at 5.00am when the alarm goes off, it’s the last thing I feel like doing. Any suggestions? Any help you can give would be much appreciated.

Last night, we had this awesome tuna dish that I just had to share with you today. It’s from the Insanity booklet and is great when you’ve had a hard session and need to refuel. Here’s the recipe:


  • 4 oz tuna steak
  • 2 tbsp Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 cup of fresh spinach leaves (washed)
  • 1/2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice


  1. Place tuna in a shallow dish; pour teriyaki sauce over the tuna and marinate for roughly 20 minutes, turning a few times so the marinade soaks the entire tuna steak.
  2. Place frying or grill pan on medium heat. Cook tuna for about five minutes on each side, or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  3. Combine spinach, oil and lemon juice in a medium bowl; toss gently to blend.
  4. Serve tuna with salad and warm rice.

This is one of the best recipes in the Insanity booklet. I love cooking this dish as it’s quick to prepare and so easy to cook. The tuna soaks up the sweet teriyaki sauce and the tuna and spinach give you a great kick of protein when you really need it. I’ve also substituted the rice for a jacket potato as both work well. Hope you get chance to try this recipe – your taste buds won’t regret it.

Have a great weekend everyone!


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