Creative Ways to Use Canned Tuna
It’s no secret how much I love tuna! I always keep cans of tuna in the pantry to add to salads or use in wraps. Tuna is a great source of protein but I know how bland it can be just eating it out of the can! Here are some great ways to make that can of tuna even more exciting:
If you’ve never added tuna to a salad, you are seriously missing out!
Try this tasty combination: mix fresh baby spinach, a bit of diced onion, capsicum, cucumber, bocconcini, and a can of tuna together. Top with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. So fresh tasting and very filling! One of my signatures ;)
Top some toasted dark rye bread with tuna, diced tomato, a sprinkle of oregano and some shredded cheese. Pop it under the grill for a couple of minutes to melt and brown the cheese. The tuna provides a good dose of protein to keep you feeling satisfied and well fueled for the morning.
If you love veggie soldiers with hummus, try this great tuna dip to change things up!
Mix a can of tuna, one avocado (mashed up), a spoonful of Greek yoghurt and a little cracked pepper together. It’s so good with veggie soldiers, pita chips or pretty much anywhere you’d use hummus.
Make a lunchtime wrap a little more exciting with this tuna mix – it’s got a bit of zing to it!
Mix a can of tuna with ¼ cup (approx 60g) of Greek yoghurt and 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard. Spread it on a wholegrain wrap and layer some spinach or lettuce on top along with diced cherry tomatoes. Wrap up and enjoy! It’s also fantastic on rice cakes for an afternoon snack.
A homemade burger can satisfy a craving without piling on the fat and salt of most takeaway options. Instead of the usual beef or grilled chicken, why not try a tuna patty on your burger?
Mix a can of tuna, some finely chopped basil, ¼ cup (approx 30g) of breadcrumbs, a beaten egg, a tablespoon of plain Greek yoghurt and a squeeze of lemon juice together. Once you’ve combined everything thoroughly, shape the mix into patties. Lightly fry over a medium heat for a few minutes, until the patty gets a little crunch. Top with spinach, cucumber and avocado.
For a quick lunch or simple dinner, tuna can be easily made into something delicious! The key is to mix up the different ways you enjoy it, and fortunately there are so many options ;)
Have you got an interesting tuna combination you love? Let me know in the comments!
Love, Kayla xx
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