Tuna and Red Pepper Penne for One

These days, a quick, easy and nutritious lunch is needed!  Since our fence project is finished, the pooch has been enjoying his new found freedom a lot!  He likes to run around in the yard, but mainly, he just wants to eat the grass.  It’s hard to get good pictures of him, because he is absolutely not photogenic, but I managed to get a few:


Pooch 2

Let the summer commence!  Today’s recipe is perfect for summer.  It goes together quickly, so you can get back to all your summer fun sooner!  It’s also a nice light meal, despite having pasta in it.  Proof that pasta doesn’t always have to be heavy and calorie-laden!  This meal has only 350 calories, but includes fiber, lean protein, healthy carbs, healthy fats, and vitamins A and C. It’s made for one, but can be easily doubled or tripled if needed.  So enjoy with your family, or revel in some alone time!  All flavor ahead!


Tuna and Red Pepper Penne

Serves 1


1 cup whole wheat penne pasta, cooked

1 tsp olive oil

½ large red pepper, sliced thin

3 oz tuna, canned in water, drained

¼ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp lemon pepper seasoning

1 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese

1 Tbsp chopped chives


1.  Sauté red pepper with garlic powder in olive oil until soft.  Add tuna, and cook until warmed through.

2.  Place whole wheat pasta on plate, and add tuna mixture.  Sprinkle with lemon pepper.

3.  Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, and add chives just before serving.

Happy, healthy eating!



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2 responses to “Tuna and Red Pepper Penne for One

  1. roni

    This looks yummy and easy to make. Gonna try this one! ps – I love the pics of Panzer. Sure miss him!

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