Product Type: Tesco Meat / Fish
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Tesco Mackerel Fillets Sunflower Oil 125g
Advantages: Low in Calories and cheap
I am always stuck for a healthy lunch that won't pile on the calories or break the bank so I usually have a few tins of these in the cupboard as they fit into both categories.
Tesco mackerel fillets in sunflower oil are cheap, cheerful and filling as well has being high in omega 3 to keep the heart healthy.
The mackerel fillets are skinless and boneless sold in a tin (slightly different than the picture at the top, same green colour but with a picture of a boat on the front. The tin has a pull ring opener on the front and is remarkably easy to open and also has the nutrition info clearly on the front of the tin. Each serving (half of the tin drained - net weight 125g,drained weight 88g) has 120 calories, 9.4g of fat and 2.2g of saturates.
For anybody that is not familiar with tinned mackerel it does have a rather strong fishy taste, stronger than tinned salmon, or tuna.
The mackerel is very chunky and once mashed with a little vinegar and black pepper with will easily spread on two slices of toast per half tin. I also enjoy them on Ryvitas or mashed with a little salad cream and eaten with salad.
For the really calorie conscious you may want to opt for their mackerel fillets in brine which has 106 calories, 7.8g of fat and 1.8g of saturates (drained) per half can serving and comes in a similar tin only blue in colour.
Once opened any leftover contents must be stored in a covered non metallic container and eaten within 2 days. There is a best before date on the side of the tin which is usually more than two years after you have purchased it.
Both are currently £0.79p at Tesco
Summary: Makes a tasty snack
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