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33+ KETO CANNED TUNA RECIPES

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33+ Keto Canned Tuna Recipes are a game changer. Frequently, I’ve had friends tell me they cannot do the Keto diet because it’s based on protein and is too expensive. Inflation causes prices of protein to soar. But canned tuna is always inexpensive. You can safely eat light, canned tuna 2 to 3 times per week without exceeding the recommended mercury levels for most people. 

I say “light canned tuna for your Keto Canned Tuna recipes because it’s made from smaller species like skipjack and yellow-fin. Smaller species have lower mercury levels. Larger species like albacore have higher levels of mercury. The canning process also contributes to the mercury levels in canned tuna.  They often process albacore from larger fish and can contain a higher proportion of parts of the fish that contain more mercury, such as the belly. 

WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE IN CANNED TUNA?

Canned Tuna for 33+ Keto Canned Tuna Recipes

Some nutritional differences exist between fresh tuna and canned tuna. Canned tuna packed in water or oil is dryer than fresh tuna. Adding condiments like Keto friendly mayo to Keto canned tuna recipes is often necessary to make them more palatable.  The good news is that canned tuna contained the same amount of protein as its fresh counterpart. In a 3.5 ounce (100 gram) serving both fresh and canned tuna contains 20-25 grams of protein. The fat content of canned tuna will depend on whether it’s packed in oil or water.  Light canned tuna is lower in fat compared to Albacore canned tuna. How about the Omega-3 fatty acids in light, canned tuna?  The levels in light, canned tuna packed in water is less than the one packed in oil.  While fresh tuna is obviously low in sodium, canned light tuna has more salt.  Hunt for brands that offer less sodium light, canned tuna. Both fresh and light canned tuna are fabulous sources of nutrients like B vitamins (especially B12 and niacin), selenium, and phosphorus.

WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CANED TUNA?

Canned tuna offers several health benefits, making it a nutritious addition to your diet. Firstly, it’s a rich source of high-quality protein, essential for muscle maintenance and repair. Tuna is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, promoting heart health and reducing the risk of cardiovascular issues. Additionally, canned tuna contains essential nutrients such as vitamin D, which is crucial for bone health and immune function. With its convenient packaging, canned tuna provides a quick and easy way to incorporate these healthful elements into a balanced diet, supporting overall well-being. However, it’s essential to be mindful of mercury levels and choose sustainable options.

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE CANNED TUNA?

Delicious Canned Tuna for 33+ Keto Canned Tuna Recipes

When choosing the healthiest and lowest-mercury canned tuna, opt for light tuna species like skipjack or albacore. These varieties generally have lower mercury levels than larger species. Look for tuna labeled as “pole and line” or “troll-caught,” as these methods tend to catch younger, smaller fish with lower mercury content. Consider selecting brands that prioritize sustainability and environmentally responsible fishing practices. Lastly, for additional safety, limit your overall mercury intake by diversifying your protein sources and enjoying a variety of seafood options in your diet.

WHAT NON-ALC WINES HARMONIZE WITH TUNA RECIPES?

Best Wines for 33+ Keto Canned Tuna Recipes

The non alcoholic wine chosen to match your recipe will depend on its combined flavors of all ingredients in involved. It’s amazing that canned tuna can work with both zero alcohol white and red wines. In fact, there is quite a famous cookbook called, ‘Red Wine with Fish’ by David Rosengarten. Fattiness is the key taste sensation to consider when hunting for the ideal wine partner to pair with your canned tuna recipe.

With tuna, lemon is often a key ingredient in recipes. Adding lemon to a canned tuna dish increases its acidity. Salty ingredients can harmonize with and balance out the sourness (acidity) in a fruity non alcoholic white wine. So, consider all the other ingredients in the canned tuna dish, not just the tuna. Pair the acidity in the zero alcohol, light, fruity white wine with the lemon acidity in the Keto Canned Tuna Recipes. Think zero alcohol, brut sparkling wine, brut Champagne, Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, dry Riesling.

Fatty tuna mixed with oil and mayo needs a white wine that is full-bodied.  As with all wine savvy recipes, consider the other ingredients in your canned tuna recipes, as well. Ingredients that complement canned tuna include garlic, herbs, ginger, mustard, balsamic vinegar and more. We’ve covered acidity and saltiness. What about bitterness? Consider adding bitter foods such as arugula, tarragon, and cilantro to complement Keto canned tuna recipes.. Bitter ingredients can nicely offset salty ingredients in a dish. This bitterness can also harmonize with the pleasant bitterness found in a light, fruity red wine, such as zero alcohol Pinot Noir.

Barrel fermented, and/or aged Chardonnay that is de-alcoholized can work nicely with Keto canned tuna recipes that are fattier in nature. The wonderful surprise is that fattier Keto Canned Tuna Recipes can also work with a chilled, light fruity red wine with no alcohol. Try Pinot Noir. You can chill light, fruity red wines like non-alc Pinot Noir in the refrigerator. Chill your red in the fridge for about a half hour.

Zero Alcohol Wine Tips:

ALCOHOL AND KETOSIS:

To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, opt for quality, non-alcoholic wines that are low-carb and low in sugar. Additionally, alcohol does not align with a keto diet or low-carb lifestyle. Moreover, your liver processes alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Furthermore, your body will metabolize alcohol as fuel before utilizing food, which can decelerate fat burning and may lead to the storage of carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Moreover, alcohol consumption stimulates the appetite, potentially causing overeating.

ALCOHOL AND HEALTH:

Did you know that when you consume alcohol, your liver has to work extra hard to break it down? This can result in damage to your liver. Furthermore, it can elevate your risk of health issues such as inflammation and cancer, particularly with heavy consumption. Additionally, alcohol can disrupt your blood sugar levels, leaving you feeling dehydrated and disrupting your body’s normal functions.

NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE AND HEALTH BENEFITS:

Non-alcoholic wines with minimal carbs and sugar are advantageous for your health. They not only aid in weight management, blood sugar control, and hydration but also contain essential nutrients and antioxidants from grapes that can decrease your risk of health conditions like heart disease. Consequently, since they lack alcohol, they’re ideal for socializing without any adverse effects, promoting feelings of happiness and reduced stress.

WHAT OTHER KETO RECIPES CAN YOU ENJOY?

Bacon-Wrapped Salmon Asparagus (Heart Healthy)

Salmon and Brussels Sprouts (Heart Healthy)

Tuna Avocado Blackberry Salad (Hearty Healthy)

Tilapia Parmesan (Heart Healthy)

Keto Low-Carb Cajun Salmon (Heart Healthy)

Maple Lemon Salmon (Heart Healthy)

Salmon with Lemon, Honey, Thyme

Smoked Salmon Rolls (Heart Healthy)

HERE ARE 33+ KETO CANNED TUNA RECIPES TO CONSIDER

KETO TUNA-CHEDDAR PASTA CASSEROLE

KETO LOW-CARB TUNA-CHEDDAR PASTA CASSEROLE

This Keto Low-Carb Tuna Cheddar Pasta casserole is a bit time to prepare consuming but worth every bit of the effort. The noodles take a little time and effort. If you don’t want to make your own noodles there are many Keto pasta products available on the market. But I love making these noodles because they are so nutritious. You can enjoy this casserole all year long. However, it’s also a fabulous choice for a summer picnic, a pot-luck dinner, or to take to a friend’s house for dinner. The ingredients are almond flour, xanthan gum, flax meal, olive oil, butter, onion, celery, carrot (optional), red pepper, whipping cream, tuna, Cheddar, black pepper, and Parmesan. Check out the recipe!

KETO TUNA SPRING ROLLS

KETO LOW-CARB TUNA SPRING ROLLS (HEART HEALTHY)

Keto Low-Carb Tuna Salad Spring Rolls are filling and super nutritious and can be served for lunch, brunch, or dinner. The recipe uses low-carb rice paper, a can of tuna, mayo, wasabi, mixed greens, onion, and celery. Serve the rolls with a small bowl of coconut aminos (instead of soy sauce). Coconut aminos is lower in sodium. If you are hunting for a super delicious tuna spring roll recipe paired with wine, check out this recipe!

EASY KETO TUNA PATTIES

BY STEP AWAY FROM THE CARBS: “These keto tuna patties are made with canned tuna and are SO easy to make! A gluten free recipe that is very low in carbohydrates.”

KETO TUNA CASSEROLE 

BY IM HUNGRY FOR THAT: “This keto tuna casserole is made with mushrooms and spinach and is packed with two types of cheese – making it the ultimate cheesy tuna casserole! And it’s not only flavorful & creamy, but it’s nutritious too. Honestly, this might just be one of the best keto casserole recipes you can make.”

KETO TUNA SALAD STUFFED AVOCADOS

BY YUMMY HEATHY EASY: “You’ll flip for these Keto Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados aka Avocado Boats! They have one of my favorite secret ingredients that I love adding to my tuna salad recipe! Are you a tuna salad fan? I used to hate it when I was a kid but now tuna is one of the first things I think of when it’s lunch time and I want a low carb meal.”

KETO GREEN CHILI TUNA ZUCCHINI CASSEROLE

BY COTTER CRUNCH: “This keto tuna casserole has zucchini noodles and green chiles for a delicious paleo, low-carb, high protein meal. Make this recipe – it’s a great way to use your spiralizer and boost your nutrition!”

KETO CANNED TUNA AND ARTICHOKE SALAD

BY ATKINS: A super delicious lunch or dinner with only 4 ingredients.

KETO TUNA OMELET

BY THE WORK TOP: “This tuna omelet is an easy and healthy breakfast recipe. This tuna breakfast is a low carb breakfast and a keto breakfast recipe. Ingredients in this omelet include tuna, eggs, peppers and cream cheese.”

KETO SPICY TUNA BOWLS WITH CAULIFLOWER RICE

BY KERBIE CRAVINGS: “Tuna is mixed with a creamy spicy mayonnaise sauce and served on a bed of cauliflower sushi rice for a healthy, easy and low carb meal that is inspired by spicy tuna bowls.”

KETO TUNA CABBAGE PATTIES WITH SPICY GARLIC MAYO

BY COOKED AND LOVED: “You will love these cheesy, crispy Tuna Cabbage Patties with spicy garlicky mayonnaise dipping sauce. Super easy to make, the tuna patties are pan-fried in a little oil (like fritters) and can be served for lunch, brunch or dinner. I love it with a big salad for a satiating, nutritious meal. Great as finger food! Keto, low-carb, gluten-free.”

KETO BLACKENED TUNA BITES WITH CAJUN MUSTARD

BY FOOD.COM: “This can be served as a dinner or an appetizer. It is positively amazing. This is my own creation inspired by my favorite dish at a local NJ restaurant. I hope you like it as much as I do.”

KETO CHEDDAR TUNA EGG MUFFINS

BY LIVING CHERPIE: “This kid-friendly canned tuna recipe is a great option for a school lunchbox or breakfast on-the-go. Needing only 7 ingredients and about 30 minutes to prepare, you’ll have 12 healthy, high-protein mini quiches for the week ahead.”

KETO SPICY TUNA DEVILED EGGS

BY KETO DIET APP: “Deviled eggs are a great option for snacking or light lunch. These are stuffed with tuna, homemade mayonnaise and Sriracha and make a healthy keto appetizer. To get perfectly hard-boiled eggs, I use a simple cooking technique shown in the video recipe below – it’s the best way to make hard-boiled eggs without overcooking them.”

KETO BAKED TUNA MEATBALLS

BY DOWNSHIFTOLOGY: “Baked tuna meatballs are a healthy seafood spin on your average meatballs. They’re easy to make with a few cans of tuna fish and perfect for a low-carb snack or topped on zucchini noodles for a full meal.”

KETO BEST TUNA EGG SALAD

BY WHAT GREAT GRANDMA ATE: This healthy tuna and egg salad is so simple but packed with flavor! Comes together quickly, and it makes an easy keto lunch on a busy day.

KETO TUNA CAKES WITH LEMON DILL AIOLI

BY LOW CARB SPARK: “These keto tuna cakes are made with juicy canned tuna and served with a delicious lemon dill aioli sauce. They are super easy to make, ready in 20 minutes with simple ingredients. Plus, these tuna patties are gluten-free, sugar-free, and grain-free.”

THE BEST MEDITERRANEAN KETO TUNA SALAD

BY KETO COOKING WINS: “This Mediterranean Keto Tuna Salad is something different! It’s delicious and it’s got some surprising ingredients in it, making this the perfect keto tuna salad for sandwiches (on low-carb bread), putting on top of keto crackers, serving with avocado – like I do in this recipe – or just out of the bowl on its own. Follow me, Chef Jenn, along as I show you all my tips and tricks to make the best keto tuna salad recipe ever!”

LOW CARB WAFFLE TUNA CAKES

BY OFFICIALLY GLUTEN FREE: “These Keto & Low Carb Waffled Tuna Cakes are an inexpensive appetizer, side dish or meal. They’re loaded with Healthy Fats and Protein and can be thrown together in a few minutes with Items from your Pantry. I used Solid White Albacore Tuna, which is better quality but the recipe can be made with any canned tuna or salmon you have on hand.”

TUNA MELT FRITTERS (LOW CARB)

BY HUNGRY HAPPENS: “Amazing high protein cakes you can meal prep for the week, grab and go.”

KETO TUNA CAKES WITH CHEDDAR

BY YELLOW GLASS DISH: “If you’ve been looking for keto tuna recipes to try, give these keto tuna cakes with cheddar a try! These low carb tuna patties are great served with your favorite low carb sides, on a lettuce wrap, or as a snack. There are so many ways to enjoy these gluten-free tuna patties. You could even serve them as an appetizer!”

DILL PICKLE TUNA SALAD (KETO)

BY IOWA GIRL EATS: I prefer to serve the tuna salad on top of a lettuce blend that includes arugula – the flavors play really nice – though obviously feel free to enjoy however you’d like. I hope you love this yummy, easy, dill pickley-take on tuna salad – enjoy!

KETO STUFFED ZUCCHINI BOATS

BY THE HONOUR SYSTEM: “This keto-friendly stuffed zucchini boats recipe is loaded with tuna and cheese for a low-carb, healthy dinner option. Perfect for lunches, too! Ready in under 30 minutes.”

BUFFALO TUNA STUFFED PEPPERS

BY AMBITIOUS KITCHEN: “Flavorful low carb tuna stuffed peppers mixed with veggies, Greek yogurt & buffalo sauce and topped with layers of melted cheese! These easy, healthy tuna stuffed bell peppers make the perfect lunch paired with your favorite sides or even a protein packed, post workout snack.”

SPICY KETO TUNA CUCUMBER BOATS

BY REAL BALANCED: “These Spicy Keto Tuna Cucumber Boats With Cream Cheese are a refreshing, crunchy, low-carb 10-minute snack with a kick! Featuring fresh, crisp cucumbers that are cut and de-seeded, each cucumber half is stuffed with softened cream cheese and spoonfuls of tuna before being topped off with a sprinkle of Everything Bagel Seasoning, coconut aminos, and a drizzle of hot sauce.”

TUNA MELT KETO QUESADILLAS

BY PRIMAL EDGE HEALTH: “A tuna melt inspired keto quesadillas is perfect for lunch. What deliciousness awaits as two keto tortillas, sandwiching melting cheese, avocado and tuna, are fried in butter over a stove-top flame!”

BEST KETO TUNA SALAD 

BY THE DIET CHEFS: “This creamy and flavorful keto tuna salad is the best low carb lunch idea when you’re in a rush. It’s incredibly easy to make, packed with healthy fats, and each serving only has 1.5 NET CARBS! Not to mention, this keto tuna salad recipe is just so darn delicious, it’s hard to believe it’s low carb.”

EASY KETO TUNA PATTIES

BY STEP AWAY FROM THE CARBS: “These keto tuna patties are made with canned tuna and are SO easy to make! A gluten free recipe that is very low in carbohydrates.”

KETO TUNA MELT POPPERS

BY STYLISH CRAVINGS: “Feeling limited-on-low-carb? Try serving these amazing Keto Tuna Melt Poppers as an appetizer at your next party, or as a healthy low carb snack for the family. Either way, be prepared to blow minds!”

KETO AVOCADO TUNA SALAD

BY EAT BETTER RECIPES: “We’re obsessed with avocado tuna salad! Our easy tuna salad recipe is always a hit with readers. Now we’ve added avocado to the tuna salad for an absolutely creamy and delicious addition to everyday tuna salad.”

KETO ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH TUNA AND GREEN OLIVES

BY KALYNS KITCHEN: “Grab a can of tuna and some zucchini and make these Zucchini Noodles with Tuna and Green Olives; this is quick and tasty for a low-carb meal! And anyone who likes tuna and green olives (like me) is going to love this for a warm-weather meal”

KETO AVOCADO TUNA MELT BITES

BY RULED ME: “I’ve been on a mission lately to use up different ingredients found around most common households. There’s been quite a few e-mails sent to me lately about tuna melts. I never really had too many of these pre-keto, but I’ve had my fair share of grilled cheese and knew exactly what to do to get something portable, easy to make, and perfect for any time of the day.”

HEALTHY KETO TUNA CASSEROLE

BY WHOLESOME YUM: “This low carb keto tuna casserole is a healthy version of the classic — complete with tender noodles, creamy sauce, chunky tuna, and golden topping.”

KETO LEMON BLACK PEPPER TUNA SALAD

BY PALEO FLOURISH: “This recipe is super easy to make – it takes under 10 minutes from start to eat. So, it’s great for lunch or dinner or as a quick snack.”

ULTIMATE DILL TUNA SALAD LOW-CARB SANDWICH

BY WICKED STUFFED: “I love, love, love tuna salad. And my nickname is Pickles, so you can probably guess that I love, love, love pickles. And the fact that both are keto-friendly is just wonderful. If you love pickles as I do, you’ll love these simple sandwiches for a picnic or a bento work lunch.”

KETO CANNED TUNA CEVICHE

BY SKINNY TASTE: “Canned Tuna Ceviche –Transform ordinary canned tuna into a zesty, flavorful lunch by adding fresh lime juice, cilantro, jalapeño, tomato and avocado – so good!”

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