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Simple Tuna Cakes

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week! There was definitely a lot going on this week between Fat Tuesday, What I Ate Wednesday and Valentine’s Day! I feel stuffed just thinking about it all! So, after the food madness of the week, I hope you have some relaxing plans for the weekend!

This recipe is another one of those quick recipes that I put together for lunch the other day! I was craving something savory and sweet, so I did just that! When I say quick, I mean quick, too! These babies were done in less than 10 minutes! You could also make them in advance and pack them for lunch/dinner at work or school! I hope you enjoy them!

Have a fabulous day! 🙂

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Fit Ingredients


1. In a bowl combine all ingredients except the Cranberry Orange Jelly.

2. Heat a non stick pan over medium heat.

3. Form tuna mixture into 2 small patties (or 1 large).

4. Cook for about 3 minutes.

5. Flip and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.

6. Top with Cranberry Orange Jelly, if desired!

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These tuna cakes were delicious!! The balance of the savory tuna cake with the sweet jelly was the perfect combination! These little cakes would be amazing on top of an arugula salad!

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Nutrition: (for the entire recipe, not including jelly)

Calories: 151.5, Protein: 21.0g, Carbs: 2.3g, Fat: 6.0g (2g Saturated), Sodium: 112mg, Fiber: 1g (Net Carbs: 1.3g)


  • Kathy
    going to try it tonight, the coconut flour makes it interesting. Next time may have to try it using salmon.
    February 15, 2013
  • Missy
    These look great! I've used chickpea flour in mine but I know coconut flour would be good too! I might even add a few tiny pieces of pineapple since I like that in my tuna salad for the salty-sweet combo!
    February 15, 2013
  • Seeing that I eat tuna everyday, I will be making this recipe more than a handful of times :) :)
    February 15, 2013
  • Love the idea of adding the jelly on top! I have Trader Joe's fig butter and that would absolutely perfect on top of this. Well fig butter can pretty much go on anything and I would be happy. HAPPY FRIDAY!
    February 15, 2013
  • I must say, I have never had any type of "fish cake"...crab included. I am thinking I might need to try your cake this weekend. Thanks!
    February 15, 2013
  • You had me at "simple"! I have all these ingredients (except the jelly), and I love that I don't need breadcrumbs! I can't wait to try these--pinning it now. Thanks!
    February 15, 2013
  • Tuna cakes used to be my go-to in college haha :P Talk about dirt cheap and tasty, major yum! I need to make them again soon - love the addition of the cranberry sauce!
    February 15, 2013
  • YUM! Do you mean using tuna fish in a pouch like the tuna fish in a can? You can see how stupid I am in the kitchen by that question. ;)
    February 15, 2013
  • yummy! love the addition of coconut flour!
    February 15, 2013
  • These look amazing and the nutritional stats are awesome! I can't wait to try this; thank you for sharing the recipe :)
    February 19, 2013

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