Easy Tuna Cakes

I try to have a protein source at every meal, but this standard can be hard to meet in a pinch. Cooking meat often takes more time and effort than I have, so I’m always looking for fast and easy protein sources that take only a few minutes to prepare. I’ve found a winner of a quick protein recipe in…

Tuna Cakes (full recipe below)

From start to finish, this takes less than 10 minutes, and there are relatively few ingredients. Plus, who doesn’t have a can of tuna sitting in their pantry?

All you need to do is beat one egg:

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Add a can a tuna:

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Two tablespoons flour of choice (I used whole wheat), a few shakes of your favorite seasoning, and a small squeeze of mustard (I used dark):

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Stir to combine and scoop onto a pre-heated skillet as two patties:

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Let cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip:

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Easy. Quick. Delicious.

Easy Tuna Cakes, serves 1
Ingredients
- 1 egg
- 1 can of tuna
- 2 tbsp flour
- a few healthy shakes of seasoning
- small squeeze mustard
Method
Beat egg in a medium-sized bowl.
Add all other ingredients.
Place as two patties on a pre-heated skillet, 
cooking 2-3 minutes per side.
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Easy Tuna Bean Salad

Sorry for the hiatus in posting – I was out of town last weekend for a work related trip. While away, I managed to get in a couple workouts at the hotel fitness room. I did one 5-mile run:

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And I also got in a 45 minute elliptical workout. I was staying at a Hilton, and the fitness center had the essentials but nothing fancy: two treadmills, two ellipticals, two bikes, and some dumbbells.

When I got home, I was very ready to return to normal eating (food on vacation is fun for a little, but I like to return to my regular routine). I decided to make some tuna bean salad for lunches during the week. This recipe was really easy, took about 10 minutes to put together, and will provide healthy and delicious lunches all week! This is all you need:

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One large can of cannellini beans, one can of tuna, plain greek yogurt, dijon mustard, and capers. I drained and rinsed the beans, drained the tuna, and combined them in a bowl. I topped them with about 1/4 cup of chobani (generously portioned), one tablespoon of dijon mustard, and approximately 1.5 tablespoons of drained capers:

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Mix it all up:

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Divide into four lunches (I put my tuna salad over spinach):

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Top with tomato:

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And eat yummy lunches all week! When I bring these to work, I’ll also bring some pita and hummus to eat with.

Cross-Country Skiing in Vermont

Although it’s late March and the end of the skiing season, I was hoping to get in at least one cross-country skiing trip while in Vermont. Lucky for me, on my second day here we were able to go to Craftsbury for some skiing. The Craftsbury Nordic Center was very affordable – only $10 for a day pass and $15 for rentals! The snow wasn’t perfect (due to it being a warm day and so late in the season), but it didn’t slow us down too much and we had a great time skiing for about 2 hours.

Outside of being affordable and fun, the facility itself was great to use. There were maps and trail signs everywhere to clearly tell us where we were going:

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The views were spectacular:

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And the trails themselves were nice winding paths through the trees:

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What’s not to love about a great day skiing?

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Skiing always requires a great lunch to follow. I made a tuna salad to have with toast, spinach, carrots, and hummus. For the tuna salad, I used one small can of tuna packed in water, a few almonds, and a scoop of plain greek yogurt:

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All mixed up and on my sandwich:

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Noah stuck with the basics, pb & j with pretzels:

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Gotta love the classics! 🙂