5 Tips: Canned Tuna

Canned tuna is not just for making your grandma’s mayo-filled tuna salad!

We love this super convenient form of protein that is low-calorie (always get the ‘packed in water’ variety) and can compliment any meal or snack!

Party-Rye Tuna Toppers
Ditch the version with Velveeta and sausage and substitute tuna! Use the smaller “paryy” dark rye bread and top with tuna, oregano and tomato if desired. Add a small sprinkle of shredded cheese and put it in the toaster oven (or broiler) for a few minutes (watch it carefully as it can burn quickly!) This can be a good breakfast substitute!

Tuna Burgers
Have you ever had a tuna burger? What a great substitute to beef or the usual turkey or veggie varieties! Take your can of tuna and add some spices such as basil and oregano. Combine separately an egg, tablespoon of Greek yogurt, a squeeze of lemon and quarter cup of breadcrumbs. Put it all together and form into a patty. Use your fry pan and cooking spray to cook until your burger comes to life! Add your favorite toppings…we of course love avocado…and some honey dijon salad dressing is yummy too!

Tuna & Spinach Salad
Add some canned tuna to fresh spinach, a bit of chopped onion, cucumber, and any other yummy veggies you can think of! Top with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil for a healthy, protein-packed salad!

Tuna Wrap
Sick of chicken wraps? Substitute some tuna, Greek yogurt and dijon mustard to give it a kick. Wrap it up, whole-grain style, with some lettuce, tomatoes and any other veggies you’re into (we love colorful peppers!)

Avocado Tuna Dip
Are you a dip-a-holic? Yeah…me too. Instead of the usual higher-calorie variety, try a protein-powered dip using tuna! Combine your tuna, an avocado, Greek yogurt and some salt and pepper to taste.  Indulge with carrot, celery, pepper, etc. sticks or lower-calorie pita chips.

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