Posted on May 28, 2019 by Jenny Cromack

In the name of protein variety, I’ve been experimenting with alternatives to the same old chicken breast. As I delve deeper into incorporating seafood into my diet, I’ve settled upon a regular daily servings of either prawns or tuna. Whilst tuna is a pretty staple fish source, it’s fun to experiment with different ways of adding it to a meal. It also provides around 30g of protein per can – so you can get toned with tuna!

Ye Olde Tuna Mayonnaise

There are a few ways you can make this staple a little more interesting. Borrowing some tips from my better half, here’s how to make tuna mayo a little more jazzy.

Mixing all the below ingredients together:

  • 1 tin of tuna
  • good helping of mayo (light if you’re watching those kcals)
  • sprinkling of salt
  • few twists of pepper
  • some dashes of malt vinegar

You can then add chilli flakes or fresh dill; scrap the mayo completely and try Greek yogurt instead; even try adding celery or red onion. Don’t forget, this doesn’t have to go in the middle of bread either! It’s perfect in a salad or with a jacket potato.

Simple additions like these can breathe new life into an old dish and transform it into something new & tasty whilst maintaining a healthy element.

Tuna comes in various forms and can be used in different ways to maximise taste. Tinned tuna is versatile enough to be used for just about anything, just like this salad.

Using fresh tuna steak, is a great substitute for chicken in curries etc as it has a firmer texture and a fresher taste.

Try adding some tuna into your nutrition and see if it makes a difference. Just don’t skimp out on the chewing gum!