7 Canned Tuna Healthy Recipes You Can Try For Dinner Time!


It's just like we have fast-food today! Do you know what Mario’s brothers do when they are hungry? ….. Mario brothers 8!  As a busy mom, I always look for food recipes that are easy to prepare but also healthy for the family. As you know “Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.” 

Most of us will ask Is canned tuna really healthy? "Healthy" is not a single dimension. Health is a matter of getting all of the nutrients you need and not getting too much of what you don't. Individual items are never "healthy"; "healthiness" is a property of a diet. You don't make yourself "healthier" by eating particular items unless you're deficient in some nutrient. Tuna can be part of a healthy diet. It is high in protein and has some other useful micronutrients, including omega-3s and vitamins A and B. Some of those are damaged in the canning process, and some are lost when you drain the tuna from its packing water/oil. More expensive varieties are less processed and may contain more of those nutrients (as well as generally tasting better). 

Eating Canned Tuna is way better than a daily trip to the donut store. Tuna is a pretty good choice! Let me help you learn new tricks today that you can always apply as you cook dinner for your family. This recipe is easy and very delicious that everyone will definitely love to eat. 

7 Canned Tuna Healthy Recipes that your family will love to eat every dinner time!

Pesto Tuna Pasta

Did you know that pesto is packed with numerous antioxidants? This will not only help you to stay healthy but prevent serious illnesses, like cancer, from developing. Pesto can also help to normalize your blood pressure. Your family will enjoy good health with tasty food if you serve it to them.


Ginisang Pechay

Did you know that one serving of pechay also contains iron, which helps carry oxygen in the blood, magnesium which helps for the body’s detoxification, zinc for improving immune system fight infection and even cancer, vitamin C for glowing skin, thiamin, vitamin B-6 and folate for the well functioning of the heart, muscles, and body nervous system.

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See how to cook:  Ginisang Pechay


Tuna with string beans

Many studies have suggested that including more plant foods, such as green beans, in the diet decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and overall mortality. So if you want you kids to be healthy and fit I hope you serve string beans to your family. 

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See how to cook:  Tuna with string beans

Baked Tuna

Baking is the safest way to cook a meal. I can say that it is the safest cooking method because you don’t need oil, they cook more in their own oil, making them juicier and flavor-rich.


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See how to cook: Tuna Pasta Bake


Pasta With Canned Tuna with sweet Basil

Did you know that basil is full of antioxidants? These antioxidants, along with others such as anthocyanins and beta-carotene, help to fight free radicals in the body that can otherwise lead to cell damage and increase your risk for a variety of health conditions, including cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes.

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See how to cook Pasta With Canned Tuna with sweet Basil


 Tortang Tuna with lady's fingers

Did you know that okra is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidants that help reduce the risk of serious health conditions like cancer, diabetes, stroke, and heart disease? Okra is also a good source of Magnesium.

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See how to cook: Tortang Tuna with lady's fingers


Tuna Patties

If you are looking for a healthy patty that you can put on your kid’s snack for sandwiches, Tuna Patties are easy and quick to prepare. They will surely enjoy this tasty food recipe. 

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See how to cook: Tuna Patties

Do you know why some canned tuna come in oil and others come in water? And, which of the two tastes better and is better for you?

Originally, all tuna was packed in oil in cans. Eventually in the US, there was a big push to not use oil and have tuna packed in water or spring water to cut calories and decrease health problems (due to the oil) since it was a popular food. One or two of the lesser brands started using water because it was cheaper to pack and they lowered their prices to get consumer attention. So the various tuna brands did just that and you could get tuna packed in regular water, in spring water, as well as tuna packed in oil. You have a choice.

As for me, I prepare the suggested recipe mentioned above, which tastes better is now really the big deal here, what you should think is how you prepare it for your family. I know your kids will love it  because I tried the recipe hundreds of times for my family during family dinner and the review is 5 stars!

Is canned tuna nutritious? Yes! Please note that canned tuna is a nutritious and inexpensive source of protein. Tuna is one of the best dietary sources of vitamin D. Just 3 ounces of canned tuna yield as much as 50% of the recommended daily level. 


Mom Nutritional Facts Label Mug

After having a nice dinner, drinking hot water can stimulate your digestive tract and improve your digestion. We have a lot of cool mugs here in Panvola Mugs, that can give you a reminder and send some motivation for you to have a nutritious meal every day for your family! 


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  • Ednalyn Dela Peña

    Very creative way of making kids eat delicious and healthful tuna. I love sweet basil in fact I have one in my garden because this herb really is loaded with health benefits and I can’t wait to use your recipe to make pesto pasta with yummy delicious tuna for my picky eater kids. I hope they would love it. And the mug? It’s cute! A good suggestion for Mother’s Day gift this coming May! Overall, this vlog is informative I realized there is so much to do with Tuna. Looking forward to more of your recipes!

  • Violeta Torres

    The message of this vlog really helpful and it really inspires me to try the recipes so as to explore some recipes relatable to tuna and try it for myself. Recipes looks so yummy and i think it will be great on the actual. 😂😂😂

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