Tennessee Style Tuna Recipe

Last week I was stumped for a lunch idea and poked around in frig and pantry. I’ve been trying to include more legumes in my diet, so I thought of combining some mild flavored beans with the tuna. The green onion was on hand for another recipe, and the barbecue sauce was a last minute inspiration!

This recipe makes a solid nutrition contribution too, providing:

  • Protein (to help maintain muscle mass)
  • Fiber (for good digestive healthy)
  • Omega 3 fatty acids (to support brain and nervous system)

I hope you enjoy it. Please comment on Facebook if you have more ideas to share about using foil packs of tuna.

1 packet (2.6 ounce) hickory smoked tuna

½ cup cooked white beans (I used canned low sodium Great Northern Beans)

1 green onion, sliced

2 tbsp. barbecue sauce

Lightly stir together tuna, beans, and green onion. Drizzle with barbecue sauce.

Serve with pepper strips or other raw vegetables and whole grain crackers.

© 2020 Kathleen Searles, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD