Tuna, whether it’s fresh or that canned pantry staple, is a terrific ingredient, both tasty and healthful. It’s packed with protein, relatively little fat, and high levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
Here are some of the best diabetes-friendly tuna recipes that we found.
Mini Tuna Melts – Butter is Not a Carb
“These mini tuna melts are another great option for the workplace or even to pack with a child’s lunch at school.
“The melts will puff slightly as they bake but will settle as they cool. I recommend letting them cool at least 5 minutes before trying to remove them from the muffin cups.
“The sour cream and mayo, as well as the cheese, keep these very moist while holding their shape throughout the baking process. The onions bring a bite to the melts and the tuna is just enough meat to make these a hearty, protein-packed lunch.”
Low-Carb Tuna Casserole with Spinach – Low Carb Yum
“You can easily make a cheesy keto tuna casserole for a delicious dinner with ingredients you probably have on hand. Even kids love this easy low-carb tuna bake with spinach. It’s a kid-approved dish with a tasty serving of veggies!
“This casserole starts on the stove-top, then finishes in the oven. It’s very easy to prep and only requires one saucepan and one casserole dish!”
Ahi Tuna Poke – Diabetes Strong
“Ahi Tuna Poke is a classic Hawaiian way of preparing raw fish with soy, sesame oil and spices. It’s basically Hawaiian sushi.”
Spicy Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps – Cook at Home Mom
“These Whole30, Paleo, and Keto/Low Carb spicy Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps are so easy to make and totally delicious! The heat from the habanero pepper is cooled with a little mayo and lettuce, and balanced with cilantro and celery, so this tuna salad recipe is just lovely.”
Mediterranean Tuna Stuffed Pepper – Sugar-Free Mom
“So this is my healthy take on a tuna melt!
“If you’re not much of a fish eater this is a perfect recipe for you! The tuna is mixed in with delicious veggies and you can barely even notice it’s even in there. It’s a creamy meal without any mayo or tons of cheese. You will be greatly surprised by how hearty and filling this meal is.”
Tuna Cakes – Butter is Not a Carb
“Tuna salad is great by itself or in a low carb tortilla, in lettuce wraps or perhaps stuffed into a portabella mushroom. This week I made tuna cakes which taste just as good as crab cakes for a fraction of the cost. Crab could easily be used in place of tuna in this recipe, but the more economical choice here is tuna, obviously. These tuna cakes are flaky, moist and flavorful and extremely easy to make.”
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