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Try these easy (and tasty!) canned tuna recipes

by Jenny

Tuna is an easy, protein-packed food filled with healthy omega-3’s. You’d really think it’d be a busy mom’s natural go-to for quick lunches and dinners!

But if you’re anything like me, once it’s been put away in the pantry it can be super easy to forget about.

I used to struggle with using up my tuna from WIC because I don’t really love fish and because I got tired of eating tuna salad sandwiches pretty quickly.

So I set out to change that. And with the help of some friends (and Pinterest!) I’ve come up with 3 great dishes that have nothing to do with sandwiches.

I love “dip” style snacks because they can be served with chips, crackers, crostini, crescents or fresh veggie sticks or even over a bed of greens. Pretty much whatever you have on hand! And as a busy mom, snack and bite-size foods are appealing as I can graze on them throughout the day.

Here are three super easy and yummy tuna snacks to help you gobble up those cans of tuna!

Protein Power Tuna Dip Mix one can of drained tuna with about a cup of cottage cheese, season with dried dill (about 1 tsp) and add a little black pepper to taste.

Easy Creamy Tuna Dip Simply mix one can of drained tuna with 6 oz of cream cheese (I prefer soft cream cheese in a tub but any works!), a handful of diced green onion or shallots, and season to taste with a little salt and pepper. Optional add-ins are a third of a cup of shredded cheddar cheese, or a squeeze of lemon and spoonful of dijon mustard.

Simple Tuna Salad Snack Bites Mix one can of drained tuna with 2-3 tablespoons of mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons of diced celery, 2 tablespoons of diced apples (or dried fruit/raisins), and 2 tablespoons of chopped green onions. Serve on crackers.

I hope you enjoy mixing it up with these yummy tuna snacks and “catch” a break from your traditional tuna sandwiches.


This blog was written by one of our guest bloggers, Jenny.


About Jenny

Jenny lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two energetic little girls. She shares tips and tricks for new moms at


In this week's guest post, Jenny shares her recipes for tasty no-cook snacks made with tuna. If you would like to explore more no-cook meal and snack ideas, consider taking our free online lesson called: Saving Time with No Cook Recipes. You can find this lesson in the Meal Planning category of



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