Easy Food Prep during a Storm, plus a recipe for Tuna, White Bean and Red Onion Salad

September 14, 2018

With the storm upon us, I thought I might share this website with you.  Some great ideas to think about when you start wondering how your food supply is impacted by storms and potential power outages. Check out the link: https://www.eatright.org/

One of my go to options during storms, hurricanes and potential power outages is tuna.  Try this recipe for a different twist on tuna salad! Really good if you only have the tuna, Cannellini beans and red onion as well.  You can make this recipe without having to open the refrigerator for any of the ingredients.  Hope you are safe and sound over the next few days!

Tuna, White Bean and Red Onion Salad


  • 2 cans chuck light tuna packed in water, drained
  • 1 can white beans (Cannellini)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Optional: Parsley, tomatoes, spinach


  1. Mix all ingredients together and chill for at least 4 hours.
  2. Serve on bed of greens or whole wheat bread

Nutrition Information: 193 cal, 4.3 gr fat, 29.1 mg cholesterol, 346.5 mg sodium, 20.4 gr carbohydrate, 22.6 gr protein

Recipe from: Healthy Recipes, Spark People.com


This is another in a weekly series of healthy recipes from Kay MacInnis, registered dietitian at Providence Health in Columbia, S.C.

Kay promotes health and wellness, helping cardiac and diabetes patients eat their way to healthier lives. She works in consultation with the trained chefs at Providence, combining her nutrition knowledge with their food prep know-how to create delicious, healthy dishes for patients and the public. She also conducts a number of health and wellness events for the public, including the monthly Providence Cooks! classes.

"She doesn't just give you the fish, she teaches you how to cook it."

 – a Kay MacInnis fan and Providence Cooks! regular.