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Amazing ways to use tinned tuna

Tinned tuna in spring water is a great source of protein, B vitamins and minerals. Not just for mixing with mayo in a sarnie, tuna is a versatile ingredient and a great way to incorporate fish into your family’s weekly meals without breaking the bank. Here are 3 easy, healthy, and well-balanced recipes you can make with the storecupboard staple.

  1. Snack time: Tuna and herb dip

    Transform a tin of tuna into a healthy homemade dip that’s perfect for sharing. With soft cheese, lemon, spring onions and chives, this easy snack is a great way to get some fish into your diet. Serve with crunchy radishes, veg sticks or toasted pittas alongside. You could even pack it up as part of a picnic spread.

    Snack time: Tuna and herb dip
  2. Lunchbox: Tuna, pepper and butterbean salad

    Something a little different to a tuna jacket potato, the whole family will love this nourishing tuna and butterbean salad. Whip up a zesty dressing with lemon, garlic, Dijon mustard and extra-virgin olive oil. This salad tastes great with a hard-boiled egg for a lunch that’s packed full of protein and will make you the envy of the office.

    Lunchbox: Tuna, pepper and butterbean salad
  3. Family dinner: Baked sweet potatoes with tuna salsa

    Add some colour to the family dinner table with these Mexican-inspired sweet potatoes. Soft, fluffy sweet potatoes are the perfect base for the salsa topping of tuna, coriander, lime and mixed beans, with a good dollop of creamy mashed avocado on top. Finish with some sliced red chilli for a bit of Mexican heat, if you like. This healthy dinner is sure to leave you and your family feeling great.

    Family dinner: Baked sweet potatoes with tuna salsa
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    These three ideas are just a taster of what you can rustle up with a tin of tuna, but there are plenty more healthy options you and your family can try. Try tuna “meat”balls, or pile it into crunchy taco shells, pack it into stuffed courgettes or make your own budget version of a classic tuna niçoise salad with soft-boiled eggs, potatoes and olives.

    Go grab a tin and start cooking better food for you and your family.

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