Tuna rainbow picnic pie
This tuna rainbow picnic pie is a really affordable way to feed a lot of people, and just as tasty served warm or cold.
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Eggs and tuna will provide your body with iodine needed for healthy thyroid function and metabolism.
Ashleigh Feltham (MNutrDiet)
If the visual appeal of this pie does not win you over the nutrition benefits will! Safcol Responsibly Fished Tuna in Springwater will help keep you fuller for longer as a good source of protein. Tuna will also keep your heart and brain happy and healthy as a source of omega 3 fat. On top of this omega 3 fat is an anti-inflammatory fat which may help conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
The butternut pumpkin adds delicious flavour but also immune optimizing vitamin A which also helps to keep your vision sharp. The onion will help your immune system stay strong with its antioxidant quercetin. Beetroot adds many health benefits including a great source of nitrates which help to keep your blood pressure at a healthy level. Potatoes add a good dose of potassium which adds additional support to a healthy blood pressure. Potatoes are also a good source of folate which is needed for your body to create and repair DNA.
Red peppers add an immune boost with its vitamin C content. Peas will help your body fight off free radicals and are full of antioxidants. Peas also provide your body with vitamin A and C which is needed for a healthy immune system. Vitamin A is important to keep your eyes working well. Peas also give your body vitamin K which helps your blood to clot normally and plays a role in keeping your bones strong.
Selecting extra virgin olive oil is a smart choice over other varieties. This oil has mostly monounsaturated fat and like the omega 3 fat found in tuna plays a role in keeping your cholesterol in healthy levels. This means more ‘good’ HDL cholesterol and less ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol. This oil also adds over 36 different antioxidants to help fight off free radical damage which causes ageing and disease of your cells.
The eggs are a good source of protein to help keep you fuller for longer. Also, choline and selenium for a healthy thyroid and normal metabolism. The egg yolk is a good source of vitamin D which is needed for a healthy immune system and acts as a key to allow calcium to be absorbed properly in your body.
The fetta adds a good dose of calcium which allows your teeth and bones to stay strong and plays a role in normal muscle contractions. Cheese adds additional protein B12, choline, iodine, vitamin D, vitamin A and selenium too! This amazing looking meal also does amazing things to protect the health of your body.