Healthy lunch: Tuna and mixed bean pasta salad

I’ve been trying to ‘spice up’ my lunches at work after getting bored of sandwiches and getting into a bad habit of choosing unhealthy snacks from Tesco meal deals!

At Weight Watchers these past couple of weeks we’ve been talking about proteins, good carbohydrates and good fats. I made this pasta dish for lunch last week and really enjoyed it, so much in fact that I made it again this week!

You will need

  • One tin of tuna in spring water, drained
  • One tin of mixed beans, drained and rinsed
  • Wholewheat pasta
  • Fresh basil
  • Lemon juice

Method

Cook 75g of wholewheat pasta person according to pack instructions, drain in a colander then tip into a large bowl.

Flake two tins of tuna in spring water (drained) over the pasta with the can of mixed beans (drained and rinsed) and mix well.

Finish with fresh basil and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Season to taste and add a little more lemon juice if needed.

Enjoy!

Variations: Instead of lemon juice you could try a tbsp of light mayonnaise or green pesto. Or if you’re not a fan of tuna try tinned salmon or some diced chicken breast.

5 thoughts on “Healthy lunch: Tuna and mixed bean pasta salad

  1. I love pasta! Slimming World is great for pasta-lovers because you can eat as much of it as you want. Is it similar on Weight Watchers? I love making different pasta dishes – pesto is my favourite dressing at the moment!
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  2. Lovely post Kim, this healthy lunch looks really yummy! I love tuna on lots of things, one of my favourite dishes is tuna pasta bake. The different variations you have given at the bottom sound good too. We have a salad for most lunches with things like lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, egg, wholemeal bread etc. For dessert we tend to stick to the same things most days too which is natural yogurt, fresh fruit, seeds and nuts. Would love to see more posts like this, as it’s fun to share ideas! 🙂 xx

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