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Recipe: Mackerel Salad

OK, I feel cheeky calling this a recipe because it really isn't any more than opening a tin and chucking stuff together. But sometimes that's just what you need, right?

We get told that we should have 2 portions of fish a week, and at least one of those should be an oily fish. Mackerel fits that bill. You can see which other fish count towards your fish intake here:

This is a good, healthy, quick to prepare lunch that's ideal for home or work as a packed lunch, and can bew tailored to your tastes without affecting the points value. Just so long as it's tinned mackerel and points free salad and fruit!

So here's what's in my lunch:


  • 1 tin of Princes Mackerel in Tomato Sauce
  • 1 bowl full of zero points salad (in this case assorted lettuce)

Use a fork to break apart the fish, flake over the salad leaves.

Serve with: 

  • Fresh fruit. 
I have 2 small (kids lunch sized) apples, a banana, and a bunch of grapes


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