Tuna can

5 different ways to eat canned tuna

by Elise on February 8, 2012

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Canned tuna is one of the cheapest, easiest way to eat lean protein, but it’s also very easy to get tired of canned tuna when you rely often on it. Here are 5 easy recipes that use canned tuna in a slightly different way to fight ‘canned tuna boredom’.

1- Tuna pancakes
Tuna pancakes

Ingredients: 1 can of tuna, 3 egg whites, 2 tbsp oat bran
Blend ingredients together in a blender until smooth and cook as regular pancakes.

2- Tuna patties
Ingredients for tuna patties

Tuna patties

Ingredients: 1 grated zucchini, 1 can of tuna, 1 cup of cooked quinoa, 2 eggs
Mix all ingredients together. Put in tartlet molds and bake for 20 min at 250 degrees Celsius.

3- Tuna fruit salad
Tuna salad

Fruits that go well with canned tuna are grapefruits, lemons, apples and dried cramberries.

4- Tuna savory muffins
Tuna muffins

Tuna muffin

Ingredients: 1 egg, 2 egg whites, 1/4 cup corn flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 can of tuna, 1/2 cucumber, spices of your choice
Blend all ingredients together except cucumber in a food processor until smooth. Add cubes of cucumber and bake for 25 min at 250 degrees Celsius.

5- Tuna chips
Tuna chips

Ingredients: 1 can of tuna, 1 egg white, 2 tbsp cornstarch, 2 tbsp corn flour
Blend ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Spoon batter onto baking sheet and flatten into small circles, spacing evenly. Bake for 15 minutes at 250 degrees.

Looking for more tuna ideas? Check this article on bodybuilding.com: www.bodybuilding.com/fun/8-ways-to-prepare-tuna.html

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Nicola February 9, 2012 at 14:42

Wow, really good ideas. Love the patties recipe

My boyfriend eats tons of canned tuna but I don’t ever bother with it!!



Viktoria November 29, 2013 at 21:11

Thank you very much for these great recipes! :)


Elise November 30, 2013 at 18:27

Thanks Viktoria!


Alice October 2, 2014 at 16:58

For the pancakes – can mackerel be used instead of tuna?

And can water chestnut flour be used instead of the oat bran (and to the same measurements)?



Elise October 5, 2014 at 21:43

Yes for mackerel instead of tuna.
For water chestnut flour, I’m not sure about the proportions.


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