Tuna; a cheap way to recover after a work-out

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One of the main ingredients of tuna meat is protein. Tuna is among the protein-richest meats, making it the perfect companion in muscle development and fat loss. Muscles grow from proteins, recover faster, and improve the metabolism rate of the body.

Tuna is cheap, yet great for protein intake. 100 grams of tuna meat contains 30 grams of protein. Use the math and add the tuna into your muscle development diet.

Of course you can eat a tin of tuna by its own, but you also can make a great tuna-pasta salad. This tuna and pasta salad is a great dish which you have to eat as soon as you can eat after your work out. Make sure you eat it no longer than two hours later.

We all know pasta tuna salads, but this is a different one. Enjoy!

Tasty tuna, crunchy carrot and sweetcorn seasoned with herbs and black pepper.

Ingredients

  • 350g dried pasta shells
  • 200g can sweetcorn, drained
  • 200g can tuna in brine, drained
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and coarsely grateda
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the dressing:

  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 300g fat free natural yogurt
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 heaped tbsp chopped fresh chives

Method

Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions and drain. Cool under cold running water, drain again and tip the pasta into a large bowl. Meanwhile, mix all the dressing ingredients in a bowl. Add the sweetcorn, tuna, carrot and red onion to the pasta. Pour over the dressing, season to taste and mix well.

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