Wondering what you are going to have for dinner? Looking for something quick, easy-to-prepare and delicious? Don’t worry, our new list of keto tuna recipes is here!
Not only we will go through them, but we will also check some interesting tuna facts, including its benefits and various information such as if the canned version is healthy or not. Ready to go then?
9 Delicious Keto Tuna Recipes
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1. Keto Tuna Salad
I guess keto tuna salad is one of the first recipes everyone thinks of first when it comes to this tasty fish. Tuna is such a great addition to salad because it is tasty, versatile, and quite refreshing. Basically, you can put any of your favorite veggies and you are good to go!
Although, no matter how simple this meal might be, it is always good to check someone else’s idea of it. For example, this particular recipe contains canned tuna, avocado, celery, fresh garlic, mayonnaise, small red onion, freshly squeezed lemon juice, cucumber, fresh parsley, and some salt & pepper to taste.
How does your favorite tuna salad look like?
Get the full recipe here: Diabetes Strong
2. Avocado Tuna Melt Bites
So, as you can see, most of our keto tuna recipes include canned tuna. Since there are concerns about heavy metals in it, let’s talk a little bit about how healthy it is. Generally speaking, most of the nutritionists agree that canned tuna definitely comes as a safe alternative to fresh fish. Still, heavy metals worries are absolutely real.
Particular tuna species contain amounts of mercury, higher than average. It is a toxic metal that causes severe health issues which is why you need to keep track of your canned tuna intake. Pregnant women supposed to pay even more attention to this part.
Still, dietitian Julie Upton, co-founder of website Apettite for Health, claims health benefits of tuna decidedly outweigh some potential risks of the amount of mercury detected in some tuna.
Get the full recipe here: ruled.me
3. Keto Tuna Melt
So, since we have mentioned it above, let’s see why exactly tuna is so beneficial for your health. First of all, it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that are in charge of reducing cholesterol in the arteries and bringing your blood levels in the balance. That way, it helps the heart to carry out the function of pumping blood throughout our body.
It is also a great source of potassium, an element known for lowering blood pressure. Because of the combination of potassium and omega-3 fatty acids, tuna also has an anti-inflammatory effect on the cardiovascular system. That way it reduces risks of heart attacks and stroke.
In addition to all that, eating tuna can be great for strengthening your bones (vitamin B) as well as improving the immune system (manganese, zinc, vitamin C, and selenium).
Get the full recipe here: Mama Bear’s Cookbook
4. Lemon Dill Tuna Patties
Tuna is a great source of energy you need throughout the day as well. It improves your metabolism rate as well as boosts the functionality of organs which helps your body be active, energetic, and healthy.
Other than that, the vitamin B complex tuna contains is highly beneficial when it comes to skin health. It includes elastin (specific sort of protein) which provides your skin with a smoother tone.
Considering all these benefits and the fact we are talking about a quite versatile and delicious ingredient, having a couple of cans in stock and some keto tuna recipes aside can really come as a day saver and excellent meal solution.
Get the full recipe here: All Day I Dream About Food
5. Keto Tuna Casserole
There is another important thing you need to consider while buying canned tuna – if it is in oil or water. Being on keto doesn’t have to include counting each and every calorie you eat during your day. Still, it is about reducing its amount as well as trying to avoid empty calories.
Empty calories are those that don’t have any kind of nutritive value. Eating sweets and refined sugars won’t provide you with valuable nutrients, but with extra fat that your body will eventually store – if you don’t burn it with physical activities. Keto is all about trying to focus on decreasing those as well as eating nutritive-rich food that will boost you with energy and fill your body with important elements it needs for a function.
So, let’s get back to the answer to the question from the beginning. ½ cup of canned tuna in water contains 66 calories, while the same amount of canned tuna in oil has around 145 calories. Since tuna naturally includes omega-3 fatty acids, you actually don’t need extra oils to provide your body with fats.
On the other hand, ½ cup of canned tuna in oil contains 55,5 micrograms of selenium and 4,9 micrograms of vitamin D while the one in the water has 48,7 micrograms of selenium and 0,83 micrograms of vitamin D.
All in all, my vote would still definitely go to the tuna in water. What is your opinion on all this?
Get the full recipe here: Healthy Recipes Blog
6. Keto Tuna Salad
As we have already mentioned, salad is one of the most common keto tuna recipes you will come upon to. Still, although the title ‘keto tuna salad’ won’t look promising at first, we assure you it’s definitely worth of check!
Moreover, each of these recipes brings various ideas you can use to upgrade your own version, make occasional differences in your meals as well as let some creative tips & tricks find their place in your kitchen.
For example, here are the ingredients this salad contains: canned tuna, celery, red onion, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, avocado, fresh lemon juice, some fresh herbs such as parsley, and, of course, salt & pepper to taste.
So, which one of our two salads from the list you like better?
Get the full recipe here: Life Made Sweeter
7. Keto Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados
Here is another interesting variation of keto tuna salad with avocado. To be precise – this time is INSIDE of avocado. I love carving certain veggies and filling them with some of my favorite ingredients, especially when you have such a delicious combo like in this recipe.
Warmer days are here, so we assume you could definitely use some refreshing and nutritious meal ideas your family is also going to enjoy. Well, I guess being a hero who brings appetizing (and still easy-to-make) delicacies to the table has obviously never been easier!
Get the full recipe here: Yummy Healthy Easy
8. Keto Spicy Tuna Rolls
Tuna is another one of those ingredients that can barely fit into any cuisine! That is why we are also here today with one of the Asian keto tuna recipes – delicious spicy rolls! They are ‘traditional fusion’ style since this variation happened to be one of the first fusion sushi made, including the fact it wasn’t a traditional sushi roll we all know.
So, what exactly do you need for this spicy tuna mix? Tuna, soy paper, cucumber, green onion, sesame oil, soy sauce, mayonnaise, cayenne pepper (or togarashi), Sriracha, and toasted sesame seed. When it comes to dipping, this recipe includes soy sauce.
I am not such a big fan of soy sauce, which is why I tend to replace it with Tamari sauce or some other one that goes well with Asian meals.
Which sauce you think would ideally go with this delicious spicy meal?
Get the full recipe here: Low Carbing Asian
9. Keto Tuna Melt With Zucchini
I noticed that most of these keto lists I tend to finish with zucchini recipes. I guess, after all, they simply come as a cherry on the top of the cake, don’t you agree?
They are easy to combine with most of the ingredients, just like tuna – so it was about time to mix these two into delicious combo such as one we have in this recipe. Yes, you can top your zucchinis with tuna and some other preferred ingredients, but you can also carve it and add some more of your favorite veggies or some other foods.
How about some mushrooms, cheese, or eggplant? Or, you would perhaps like to suggest some of your own variations?
Get the full recipe here: Bumble Bee
Did you know the industry of canned tuna is over 100 years old? Although I prefer fresh fish, it is always good to have some a couple of cans in stock. What’s great is that you don’t have to keep it in the fridge and it can last longer so you don’t have to check the expiring date all the time.
So, what is your favorite way of eating tuna? Is that one of those inevitable foods you like to have within a reach when you want to prepare some quick & easy meals? In the end – any particular keto tuna recipes you might like to add yourself?
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