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9 Ways to Turn a Can of Tuna Into an Awesome Meal

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Why This Pantry Staple Rocks

While it's safe to say your food dreams aren't filled with cans of tuna dancing in your head, it really is an underestimated staple. Just think about the variety it offers in taste and texture: solid vs chunky vs flaky, soaked in oil vs water, white tuna vs yellowfin...

No matter which type you’ve got stockpiled, they all contain protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, and other nutrients that make them a worthy addition to your weekly recipe rotation. Better yet, you can whip up most of these using cobbled-together ingredients you already have on-hand... like the ones that have been sitting next to that tuna for the last three months. TGFLSL (Thank God for Long Shelf Lives).

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