3 canned food recipes to make for lunch

Project Lunchbox prepares you for your best lunchtime game. Discover the many creative ways you can make delicious lunches for yourself and your kids. 

Who knew how delicious canned food could be? Our out-of-a-can recipes will make even canned tuna sound delicious.

Tuscan Tuna Salad

Ingredients:

  • greens of your choice
  • cucumbers, diced
  • cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 can of tuna
  • red onion, sliced
  • olives, sliced
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • salad dressing of your choice

Instructions:

  1. Combine first six ingredients in a bowl or lunch container and gently toss to mix. Top with a hard boiled egg and serve with your favorite dressing.

Salmon Black Bean Protein Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of black beans, drained
  • 1 can of salmon, drained
  • avocado, diced
  • cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • corn (canned or fresh off the cob)
  • sour cream
  • 1/2 lime

Instructions:

  1. Combine the first four ingredients in a bowl or lunch container and top with sour cream and lime juice.

White Bean Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 can white beans
  • radish, sliced thinly
  • feta cheese, crumbled
  • cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

Instructions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl or lunch container and serve.

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