Tuna fennel citrus radicchio salad

Tuna fennel citrus radicchio salad

This protein-packed low GI tuna fennel citrus and radicchio salad is packed full of flavour, vitamins and antioxidants. The oranges, radicchio and fennel are very high in vitamin C and the Italians believe that fennel bulb aids digestion. Fennel is also attributed with strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Tuna fennel citrus radicchio salad

Radicchio has a lovely red colour and slightly bitter taste that goes well with the other flavours and textures in this Italian inspired salad but if you prefer you can substitute washed baby spinach leaves or even watercress.

Make sure you are giving your body a health advantage by including fish in your diet. The best-tasting tuna variety hands down is Safcol’s tuna. Make sure you stock up next time you are at the supermarket as there are many varieties to enjoy in your week.

A perfect summer salad that will keep you feeling satisfied

Ashleigh Feltham (MNutrDiet)

Safcol tuna is not only a good source of the essential fat omega 3 fat but is also a good source of protein. Protein is needed to keep your lean muscle mass and keeps you feeling fuller for longer.
Chickpeas add more protein as well as gut-loving fibre. The type of fibre found in chickpeas not only keeps your guts working well but also feed the good bacteria in your gut. Having more healthy bacteria not only keeps your gut happy but your brain and many organs in your body.

Oranges and the fennel bulb add vitamin C which is needed to make the protein collagen. Collagen is needed for youthful-looking skin and healthy ligaments and tendons. Garlic and onion provide components that keep your immune system working at its best.

Lettuce is a good source of vitamin K. This fat-soluble vitamin is needed to keep your bones strong and allows your blood to clot normally. Fat-soluble vitamins are better absorbed with fat in the meal so including tuna and extra virgin olive oil is a smart combination. Extra virgin olive oil adds another healthy fat called monounsaturated fat which promotes healthy cholesterol levels and heart health. Parsley will add antioxidants to help fight off free radicals which can cause damage and disease to the cells of your body. This is a perfect meal for warmer days when you don’t feel like a heavy meal but still want to feel satisfied.

If you’re looking for more inspirational and tasty tuna recipe ideas, check out our complete range of easy to make tuna recipes.

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