Tuna has long been a favorite protein source for bodybuilders, dieters, and other athletes. It’s cheap, fast, portable, and pre-portioned into convenient sizes. Did I mention it was cheap? The fact is, it is a great source of protein and omega-3 essential fats and it makes a great snack too.
Solid white albacore can taste great all by itself if it fits your budget. If not, here are a few “straight outta the can” recipes you can use to bring a little life into your next can of tuna (or canned chicken).
STRAIGHT OUT OF THE CAN RECIPES:
TUNA MELT PATTIES – (Makes 2 patties)
Here’s a special edition of an American classic that clocks in at a preparation speed of five minutes or less!
1 6oz. can tuna, drained
1 egg white, beaten
2 tbsp. oatmeal (quick or regular)
2 tbsp. onion, diced (or ¼ tsp onion powder)
¼ tsp garlic powder
salt or salt substitute & pepper to taste
2 tbsp. reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (optional)
Mix all ingredients except cheese together in a small bowl. Heat a small non-stick frying pan over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Make two small patties by spooning ½ of tuna mixture into each side of the pan and lightly pressing with fork to flatten into a patty. Cook until both sides are brown. Top with 1 tbsp. cheese and serve alone, on top of light bread, or with sides of choice.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories – 146.5
Carbs – 4.5 g
Protein – 25.5g
Fat – 2g
Fiber – 0.5g
Author: Stella Juarez Diet & Nutrition Expert