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Tuna chili


August 27, 2015

A smarter way to incorporate tuna into your daily meals. This recipe contains protein, vegetables, and is low in fat. Hearty meal with lower calories than traditional high fat and high carbs beef chili.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings


1 tbsp of olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1 can of tuna (7 oz) in water, drained

1/2 can of gluten- free beans (7 oz), drained

1/2 can of tomatoes (7 oz), chopped

1 tsp of dried chili flakes or to taste

1/2 cilantro bunch, chopped

salt and pepper to taste


1Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium pot. Add onion and cook over medium-low heat until soft.

2Add drained tuna, tomatoes, beans and chili flakes.

3Cover the pot and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the tomatoes soften.

4Season with salt and pepper.

5Serve with chopped cilantro as garnish.

*Consult with your dietitian to make sure this recipe fits in your diet plan and stage.