- (300g) Pasta
- 2 Tins (370g) Tuna In Brine
- 1 Small Sized Tin (200g) Sweetcorn
- 1 (160g) Red Pepper
- ½ (180g) Cucumber
- 4 (40g) Spring Onions
- 6 Tablespoons (90g) Reduced Calorie Mayonnaise
- 1 Pinch Ground Black Pepper
Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.
- Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the packet then rinse with cold water.
- Drain the tuna and sweetcorn.
- Chop pepper, cucumber and spring onions into small pieces.
- Mix the vegetables, tuna and pasta together with mayonnaise.
- Add black pepper to taste then serve.
Time Saver Tips
Why not cook some extra and keep it handy in the fridge?
Tips for Kids
Little ones will love to help, using a table knife to chop softer vegetables then mixing them all up together. Try using their favourite pasta shapes to make mealtimes extra fun. You could even see what it tastes like to swap in some different vegetables or wholemeal pasta. Remember wholemeal pasta takes 2-4 minutes longer to cook.
Based on a single serving of 380g
Nutrition labels on the front of packaging
- Most of the big supermarkets and many food manufacturers display nutritional information on the front of pre-packed food.
- Front of pack nutrition labels provide information on the number of grams of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt and the amount of energy (in kJ and kcal) in a serving or portion of a recipe.
- The labels also include information about reference intakes (expressed as a percentage) which are guidelines about the approximate amount of particular nutrients and energy required for a healthy diet.
- The colour coding tells you at a glance if the food has high (red), medium (amber) or low (green) amounts of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt.
- The more greens on the label, the healthier the choice
- Amber means neither high nor low, so you can eat foods with all or mostly ambers on the label most of the time.
- Reds on the label means the food is high in that nutrient and these are the foods we should cut down on. Try to eat these foods less often and in small amounts.
Food shopping tips
If you’re trying to decide which product to choose, check to see if there's a nutrition label on the front of the pack. This will help you to quickly assess how your choices stack up. You will often find a mixture of red, amber and green colour coding for the nutrients. So when you're choosing between similar products, try to go for more greens and ambers and fewer reds if you want to make a healthier choice.