One of the best protein sources out there that you could consume, but yet one that most people turn their noses up at is canned tuna.

While there’s no denying the fact that canned tuna typically isn’t exactly the most tasty form of protein you could eat, if you have a few tricks up your sleeve, you can make it far more enjoyable.

Let’s look at a few of the top ways to serve up this protein source to help you actually look forward to getting it into your diet plan.

Serve It With Salsa

If speed is what you’re looking for, simply mix your tuna together with some salsa and serve with some vegetables on the side (or a carb source if you prefer).

Salsa will liven up the protein source in a hurry and will provide hardly any calories to your overall diet plan. Plus, salsa is also loaded with antioxidants as well, so it’s really a win-win addition to your diet plan.

Mix It With Low-Sodium Canned Soup

Moving along, another quick and easy way to add more taste to canned tuna is to mix it with some lower sodium canned soup.

Canned tomato soup or even lower fat canned mushroom soup can taste great and make it easier to get down.

Prepare half the can of soup with half the liquid called for to create a thicker sauce and then stir this into your tuna.

Serve the tuna over some brown rice or whole wheat pasta for an energy dense meal before a hard workout.

Create Creamy Tuna Salad

Finally, the last way to serve tuna that most people will enjoy is as a tuna salad. Combine some tuna low-fat mayonnaise and a few finely diced pieces of avocado for extra creaminess and healthy fats, and then serve that in a whole wheat pita, whole wheat soft tortilla shell, or in any other manner you prefer.

This will make for a very well-balanced, complete meal.

So there you have the best ways to add more flavor to tuna and get it down. At 30 grams per can and at a reasonable price, it’s not a protein source you want to be overlooking.

Featured Recipe

Grilled Tuna

Ingredients
  • 4 (6 ounce) albacore tuna steaks, 1 inch thick
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup hickory wood chips, soaked
Recipe makes 4 servings
Directions
  1. Place tuna steaks and olive oil in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the grill for medium heat. When coals are very hot, scatter a handful of hickory or mesquite wood chips over them for flavor.
  3. Lightly oil grill grate. Season tuna with salt and pepper, and cook on the preheated grill approximately 6 minutes, turning once. Transfer to a serving platter, and drizzle with freshly squeezed lime juice. Serve immediately.
Nutrition
  • Calories – 281kcal – 14%
  • Carbohydrates – 1.8g –
  • Cholesterol – 77mg – 26%
  • Fat – 11.8g – 18%
  • Fiber – 0.5g – 2%
  • Protein – 40g – 80%
  • Sodium – 644mg – 26%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.