Baked tuna ratatouille
Our tasty baked tuna ratatouille that will help keep you on track for healthy eating all year. It’s low carb and gives you all your recommended five daily serves of veggies in one easy meal. It’s a great family meal too that’ll keep them coming back for more!
Tuna is also a good source of choline which supports your central nervous system and brain.
Ashleigh Feltham (MNutrDiet)
A classic with a modern twist. This traditional peasant dish is enhanced by the Safcol Tuna Pouch with Oil Blend which will keep you feeling fuller for longer with the additional protein. Also, healthy omega 3 fat is vital for heart, artery, and brain health. Omega 3 fat is linked to improvements in mood, so it really is a feel-good fat. Tuna also gives your body iodine and selenium to support a healthy metabolism by looking after your thyroid. Also, B12 needed for an optimal functioning central nervous system and to allow your body to make red blood cells and make DNA. Tuna is also a good source of choline which supports your central nervous system and brain. A final highlight is tuna which is a good source of iron. Iron allows oxygen to be transported properly around your body and supports your immune system function.
The ricotta and parmesan add calcium for strong bones, teeth, and normal muscle contractions. Also adding additional iodine, selenium, B12, choline, protein as well as vitamin A for an optimal functioning immune system. These cheeses are also a good source of vitamin A which keeps your eyes functioning well.
Three additional immune-boosting ingredients are the garlic providing the antioxidant allicin, onion providing the antioxidant quercetin and the extra virgin olive oil. This oil contains mostly monounsaturated fat and like the omega 3 fat helps your cholesterol stay in healthy ranges. Extra virgin olive oil also adds over 36 different antioxidants! This help fight off free radicals which can damage and age your cells.
All the vegetables add additional fibre for fullness and potassium which is needed for your blood pressure to stay in a healthy range. To add to this is the good dose of vitamin C from the capsicum which supports your immune system and also helps your body to create collagen. Collagen is needed for your joints and ligaments as well as your skin to stay youthful.
Eggplant provides the antioxidant anthocyanin to add another free radical killer. The antioxidant lycopene in the tomato adds another which helps keep your heart working well. Zucchini adds additional vitamin A and C and manganese which is needed to create strong bones. Paprika must also be mentioned as it gives a good antioxidant punch too as well as providing a good source of vitamin A and vitamin E which also acts as an antioxidant. This recipe is clearly a classic with a winning taste and nutritional boost for your body!
Did you know: The word ‘Ratatouille’ actually comes from the French term “touiller,” which means to toss food. Ratatouille originated in the area around present-day Nice. It was originally a meal made by poor farmer’s (in essence it started out life as a peasant dish) and was prepared in the summer with fresh summer vegetables.
The original and simplest form of Ratatouille only uses the following ingredients: courgettes (zucchini), tomatoes, green and red peppers (bell peppers), onions, and garlic. Source.
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