Make Nutritious Meals at Home with StarKist

Posted on Mar 29 2016 - 8:00am by Susan Bewley

Make Nutritious Meals at Home Easier with StarKist

Was one of your goals for 2016 to not only lose weight, but live healthier? For many families, it is tough finding the time to make healthy meals, especially with busy work schedules, and of course, after school activities. What can make things even more challenging is some of the conflicting information on what exactly is ‘healthy’ and what may be deceiving with high calorie dressing, and meals that may not be that good for busy families. Luckily, Starkist is happy to come to the rescue.

With March being National Nutrition Month, they are excited to be sharing some of their favorite recipes with busy families just like ours. Best of all, your kids won’t be hiding the moment they hear the words ‘healthy’. Below, we have included some of their all time favorite tips that are perfect for busy families!

  • Citrus boost – Recent research from Johnson & Wales has shown using lemon juice and lemon zest helped boost flavor and cut back on the amount of salt used in meat, grain, soup and salad dishes. Try StarKist’s Sweet and Spicy Mandarin Salad for a flavorful lunch.
  • Don’t have a snack attack – Don’t forget to pack protein filled snacks when you are on-the-go. Say no to greasy foods and power up with StarKist Tuna & Salmon Creation pouches.
  • Return to the basics – Never worry about throwing the box instructions out with your StarKist snacks – go simple by topping a rice cracker with tuna or munch on some Spicy Salmon Mango Tortilla Boats for your Game of Thrones marathon night.
  • Plan your week – Don’t just scramble to throw together a healthy meal, StarKist has a ton of recipes on their site favored by everyone from Hungry Girl to Pro Golfer Michelle Wie. The best part: almost all of these meals take under 30 minutes to prep and cook!
  • Be a fan of convenience – Try a quick and easy recipe that’s fun for the whole family, packed with flavor and doesn’t take the wind out of you trying to prep – How about Bacon Ranch Wraps?

These recipes aren’t the same old grilled chicken and kale recipes many people share, but savory, unique recipes that are not only fun, but truly tasty! Below, we have shared with you three awesome recipes that we think even the pickiest of kids will love!

StarKist Recipe 1

Bacon Ranch Wraps

StarKist Recipe 2

Spicy Salmon Mango Tortilla Boats

StarKist REcipe 3

Sweet and Spicy Mandarin Salad

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

17 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Sandra Watts March 29, 2016 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    They all look good to me. Food the kids would eat too.

  2. Sophia,M.,McConnery April 1, 2016 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Those look amazing.Thank you.

  3. Mia April 2, 2016 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    I really like the look of the sweet and spicy mandarin salad. Looks so yummy and healthy.

  4. Christina G. April 4, 2016 at 5:40 am - Reply

    I’d love to try the Spicy Salmon Mango Tortilla Boats. Thanks for sharing!

  5. KATE SARSFIELD April 4, 2016 at 10:42 am - Reply

    The mandarin salad looks really good. Not a combo I’d have thought of!

  6. Sarah L April 5, 2016 at 12:28 am - Reply

    I want to try the Spicy Salmon Mango Tortilla Boats. I haven’t tried their salmon pouches yet.

  7. amy guillaume linderman April 5, 2016 at 9:20 am - Reply

    love the bacon ranch wraps

  8. Stacey A Smith April 5, 2016 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    I would so do this if my cat’s would just leave me alone when I open a can.

  9. Maureen April 8, 2016 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Great ideas. Tuna is one food that most everyone in my family likes.

  10. Sarah L April 10, 2016 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    I usually eat tuna fish at least once a week. I like a good tuna salad sandwich.

  11. Judy Thomas April 17, 2016 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    What great ideas for fun and easy meals, thanks for the recipes.

  12. Amy Green April 23, 2016 at 12:58 am - Reply

    Thanks for the suggestions! My family and I are tuna junkies. The first recipe I made with tuna was my mom’s classic tuna with shells and peas.

  13. clojo9372 May 7, 2016 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    I am always on a diet and I am always looking for different recipes to try because I get bored. The Spicy Salmon Mango Tortilla Boats looks fantastic, looking forward to trying that one! 😀

  14. Sohair May 22, 2016 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    I only make tuna salad,thanks for these recipes I’ll start making more dishes with tuna these look yummy thanks

  15. Cindy S. September 19, 2016 at 4:59 am - Reply

    We love StarKist tuna. Love your recipe ideas. Something here for the whole family. Love those Citrus Boats!

  16. Jodi W February 21, 2017 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    we always have tuna on hand and looking for new ways to incorporate in meal. these looks so god!

  17. Michelle S March 2, 2017 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    I need some good ideas for Lent – with no meat on Fridays. This list has a few I think my family would like.

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