A Very Simple Paleo Meal
With A Cartoony Face

The other day, I made a very simple paleo meal with just three ingredients. The finished product looked like a cartoon face without me intending to make it that way. See the photo further down the page. It might make an interesting meal if you have kids.

I wish I’d thought of that recipe. But I got it from a collection of paleo cookbooks I bought last month. Lazy girl that I am, I used only very simple and easy recipes. Luckily, they have quite a lot of them in those books.

You can find out more about those recipe books here.

Anyway, this is one of those very simple paleo meals I’ve tried from that collection.


  • a bell pepper (aka capsicum), halved and deseeded
  • a tin of tuna in oil (sunflower oil or olive oil)
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled


  1. Fill the 2 halves of the bell pepper equally with the tuna, including the oil.
  2. Cut the hard boiled eggs in half.
  3. Place one egg on top of each of the tuna-filled peppers.
  4. Serve.

That’s it! So easy and simple. Yet very tasty.

At first, I thought it was an unlikely combination. But the taste just blended in.

See the photo below to see what I mean about it looking like a cartoon face. Well … it did to me, at any rate. :-)

What Tins Of Tuna Should You Choose For
Your Simple Paleo Meal?

There are 4 common types of liquid the tuna is canned in: brine, spring water, sunflower oil and olive oil.

This is the priority of choices I’d make.

First Choice

My first choice would be tuna in olive oil. The main reason is that you can eat the oil. So, you won’t lose the nutrients leaked from the tuna into the oil. Plus it’s less hassle and mess because you don’t need to drain it.

And olive oil is generally a healthy food.

Second Choice

If I can’t find tuna in olive oil, I’d choose tuna in sunflower oil. It tends to be not as healthy as olive oil. But it’s still a reasonably good food.

But as I said above, you won’t lose the nutrients if you don’t drain out the oil.

Third Choice

Failing the above two options, I’d choose tuna in spring water.

Since it’s in water, there’s no extra calories like in oil. So, if you’re watching calories, this is a good choice.

But you’ll lose some nutrients from the fish when you drain the water away. Unless you consume the water as well. But it would probably make it soggy and it might not taste good.

On the other hand, this might be a good choice if you’re making a sandwich and you’re mixing it with something else such as mayonnaise. Oily tuna might be a bit too rich for you.

Last Choice

It’s tuna in brine. If you don’t like oily tuna or don’t want extra calories from oil, it’d be a cheaper choice than tuna in spring water. But you’ll have extra salt from the brine.

Personally though, I find the tinned tuna taste so much nicer in oil than in brine or water.

Of course, fresh tuna is a much superior food. But it’s not always convenient. Tinned tuna offers a reasonable quality protein very conveniently.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my cartoony faced simple paleo meal.

And you can make more meals like that using this collection of paleo recipe books.

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