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How Can These Light Tuna Patties Make Your Life Easier?

  1. They are ready in a flash
  2. Your kids will find it irresistible
  3. You don't need to worry about the nutritional value: they are full of goodness
  4. They are really light - only 207 calories per serving

This will be one of your treasured recipes 🙂

Easy Tuna patties recipe

If you think how to fit more omega-3 into your and your children’s diet, this special Light Tuna Patties recipe is for you.

It is special as it has a secret ingredient – your would never guess what is that, – what raises its nutritional value and also makes it light.

This recipe combines all the most important quality what I expect from a good recipe:

It is a quick recipe

If you follow me you already know, that most of the recipes on this blog is a quick recipe. Just like any working mums, I have very limited time to cook on a weekday evening but obviously, I like to offer tasty and healthy home-made food for my hungry family. So every quick, healthy and family friendly recipe is a huge help. Just like this: 5 minutes mixing and 10-15 minutes baking and dinner is ready. At the end of the recipe, you can find other ideas to make variations of the Tuna Patties, choose whatever suits your family best.

Children love it

I tested this recipe on my girls and they love it. It does not have an overwhelming tuna-taste and I used just a little seasoning. If you like to make it more exciting just offer a sauce with more character to dip it into.  This recipe is also recommended if your children don’t accept cheese or yoghurt well, – as it is really high in calcium which is important in development of strong bones.

It is cheap

I used tinned tuna in this recipe, which is a cheap source of omega-3. A good example that healthy food does not mean expensive ingredients. Another good point that – with the exception of quark, – the ingredients are everyday cupboard ingredients.

Nutritionally balanced

Nutritionally balanced meals incorporate all the main food groups (carbohydrate, protein and fat)  in your dish in the right proportion. Unfortunately, we are prone to eat more carb and fat and less protein and fibre. Our secret ingredient here is quark what makes this recipe high in protein and calcium and low in fat. Whatever you offer as a side to these Light Tuna Patties, make sure that they complete this dish perfectly. They are good filled in a wholemeal wrap or pitta bread with fresh salad leaves and yoghurt-based dip or offered with healthy grains (like brown rice, buckwheat or wholemeal couscous) and steamed vegetables. Home-made or low-sugar & low-salt baked beans also complete this dish very well.

Perfect for a weight loss diet

I shared the nutritional information for this recipe so you can see that it is low in fat and carbohydrate and high in protein. Which means that these Light Tuna Patties are perfect on a weight loss diet: they are satisfying, tasty and low-calorie. The high calcium content also supports weight loss. Just remember to complete it with fresh or steamed vegetables and to add some healthy grains  to make it a perfectly balanced dish.

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Quick and Light Tuna Patties – Recipe

Total time: 20 minutes (5 minutes preparation and 15 minutes baking)

Serves: 4

207 calories per serving

Protein: 27g, carbohydrate: 15g, fat:5g

Easy & Light Tuna Patties recipe

Ingredients:

250g quark

2*112g tinned tuna in spring water (drained)

2 gloves of garlic, minced

2 small or medium eggs

2 tbsp grated parmesan

5 tbsp oat flour or plain wheat flour

seasoning

Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 200 C and line a baking tray with paper. Spray the baking paper with sunflower or rapeseed oil. Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl breaking up the tuna flakes with a fork as you go.

Quick and Light Tuna patties

Step 2

Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl breaking up the tuna flakes with a fork as you go. It will be quite a liquid mix so you cannot form patties with your hand. Using a tablespoon just heap the mixture onto the baking tray and put it into the hot oven for 10-15 minutes until it’s golden on the top. You can turn them over halfway.

Serve with cooked brown rice or wholemeal couscous and steamed veg like peas or broccoli, but they are really good to dip them into sauces or to fill them in pita bread with salad leaves and veg. If you form bigger disks on the baking tray they can be eaten as Tuna burger with salad leaves and tomato salsa.

Are you a constantly tired Mum?

Follow this free action plan

to get your energy back!

The Best 7 Nutritional Swaps To Be an Energetic Mum

With a printable reference.​

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