Tuna pizza jacket potatoes
Introducing Safcol’s tuna pizza jacket potatoes with a touch of inspiration from Spain! Top your jacket spuds with tuna, red onion, cherry tomatoes, black olives and cheese and this budget-friendly dinner combines two favourites in one simple dish. Why, because everyone loves a pizza and a tasty Jacket spud. If you like a richer taste, you can mash a little extra grated cheese and butter into the potatoes before topping with the tuna mixture and the cheeses!
Spanish inspired potatoes!
Ashleigh Feltham (MNutrDiet)
Jacket potatoes are a classic easy ”go-to meal”. By adding Safcol tuna you will be enhancing this meal’s nutrition quality and taste satisfaction. Tuna is a great source of protein. Protein, as a macronutrient, helps to repair and build the cells in your body and also helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer. Another nutritional highlight of tuna is that it is a source of vitamin D. This fat-soluble vitamin promotes a healthy working immune system as well as assisting calcium absorption. A final highlight of tuna is that it is a source of iron, which is needed for optimum oxygen transport throughout your body and is also linked to a normal functioning immune system.
Potatoes often get a bad name but when eaten whole like in this recipe, they are full of many nutritional benefits. This includes being a good source of fibre to keep the munchies away for a longer period. Potatoes contain folate which is needed for DNA repair and synthesis and vitamin C which supports your immune function.
Cherry tomatoes add more vitamin C as well as their unique antioxidant lycopene. For the gentlemen, this will help to keep the prostate healthy and plays a role in keeping the heart functioning well. Onions and garlic are the duo that will spring clan your immune system, as they have unique antioxidants.
If you add olives these will give your body a dose of vitamin E. This fat-soluble vitamin has an antioxidant effect in your body which helps to fight off free radicals. Olives also have a phytonutrient called oleuropein which is linked to a reduced risk of certain cancers. The extra virgin olive oil adds over 36 additional antioxidants as well, as helping your cholesterol levels. Monounsaturated fat helps to lower your ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and promotes your ‘good’ HDL cholesterol. Healthy fats like this and the omega 3 fat found in the tuna help your body to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.
The cheeses are an essential ingredient to a jacket potato but also provide calcium to keep your muscles contracting normally, and they keep your teeth and bones strong. Cheese is also a source of iodine and selenium which help to look after the health of your thyroid. The cheeses also contain Vitamin B12 and choline which support your central nervous system function and is needed to make red blood cells. This is clearly no average jacket potato recipe.
If you like tuna, be sure to check out our tuna recipes page for more inspiration!