Unlike fresh produce, canned fish and shellfish cost less and are ready to eat in seconds while maintaining their quality. We bring you some great ideas for using the cans in your pantry.
The special touch to your salads
This may seem the most obvious, we know. But when you yawn at the thought of your salad, it’s worth reminding yourself to give it a little life with a can of tuna or salmon. This is a quick and easy way to have a healthy lunch full of vitamins and a good dose of lean protein.
There’s nothing better than biting on a hamburger, especially with summer barbecues just around the corner. But get rid of the fat and go for it! Combine canned fish with eggs, oats, lemon juice, chopped chives and spices. Cook in a skillet for a delicious “healthy” hamburger.
Add it to your “cake”
It comes with a trick…add canned tuna or salmon to the quinoa cooked with spinach, tomato, egg and cheese. Put it in the oven and take out a delicious “cake” suitable for any meal of the day.
Fill your peppers
Peppers stuffed with fish are a spectacular dish loaded with nutrients. Fish, onion and tomato to fill the peppers, sprinkle with cheese and…, enjoy!
…or your potatoes
Refill your potatoes, but not your belly. Potatoes have no fat, sodium or cholesterol, so they are a light food when properly prepared.
Put it on your toast…
You’ve probably heard, seen or made your own avocado toast, haven’t you? To make it an even more complete dish, simply add canned tuna and get ready for the explosion of flavour.
…or with the eggs
Eggs are a basic, magical and super versatile food; they are rich in protein, loaded with vitamins and have an incredible taste. A simple can of tuna, salmon or any other fish you want will give your next tortilla and the perfect touch for a perfect breakfast.
Make your own meatballs
The great theatrical twist for mom’s classic meatballs, less fat and calories.
You could also reduce carbohydrate intake by using a lettuce leaf to wrap a light “snack” of canned fish and seafood.
Canned tuna, a good piece of tomato and cheese are all you need. Cut the center of the tomato, add the tuna (and your own selection of vegetables and spices), cover it with cheese and bake until the cheese is lightly browned. Yummy!
Prepare your own spring rolls at home with canned fish, fresh vegetables and rice paper. Instead of eating an oil-soaked dish, you’ll get a refreshing and above all, healthy snack.
Cover photography: Maarten van den Heuvel
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