Monday, February 11, 2013

Slim by the Summer #4 - Healthy Tuna

I found an awesome linky to help me and anyone else who is interested in joining in. Just head on over to Raising Reagan to join in the fun! Each week there's a theme, I love themes! CLICK HERE!
So this week's theme is......


 I love cooking. I have a menu plan that I post and link up every week on my main blog, The Mami Blog, if ya'll wanna check it out. That menu is for lunch and aren't always so healthy. I cook for my whole family and enough to have leftovers for lunch the next day for my mom (yes, we live with my mom). 

Tip: I always use a smaller plate to help serve myself a small portion!

So.... I wanted to share a family favorite with ya'll. We are Catholic and this week is the start of Lent (The period of 40 weekdays that in the Christian Church is devoted to fasting, abstinence, and penitence.) and that is one memory I have... Grandma slaving in the kitchen, making everyone "Albondigas!" They are simply, tuna patties! With an average of 75 calories, it beats a 500 calorie burger anyday, right!

There is so many add-ins that can make everyone different. But here is my recipe (not my grandmas)

Albondigas (tuna patties)

2 cans tuna
hand full of crushed crackers (or 1/2 cups bread crumbs)
1 egg
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp salt
dash of old bay seasoning (or two)
Cooking spray or 1 tsp oil per pattie (2-4 at a time) 
Plate, covered with paper towels

Heat pan. Mix all ingredients together. Add oil and then spoon some onto the pan and flatten with spatula. Fry 2-4 minutes, depending on it's thickness. Flip and continue cooking for an additional 1-2 minutes. Remove and place on top of paper towels to drain.
Serves 4-6 people

Serve as an open sandwhich, ontop of a salad, with pasta or like a burger!

Here are some photos I found via google to show you how you can mix it up. Next time you are in the mood for having a burger, try a tuna burger instead!

Mix it up with Salmon Patties

February 11 Stats:
Beginning Weight (January 2013): 186
Prepreganancy (2004): 135
Postpartum (3rd Baby, August 2012): 172
Goal Weight: 135

Last week: (Feb 5): 181.2
Current Weight: 180.2! (-5.8lbs)

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Janine Huldie said...

It is too bad I am not a fan of fish or tuna, because these do sound tasty and healthy. Thanks for sharing though and definitely does sound like some great recipes :)

Raising Reagan said...

I love the name Albondigas!! They look yummy :)
Thank you for all the recipes!
Can you come cook them for me now? LOL

(¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

Kerry Fountain said...

My kids absolutely love salmon patties. I had a friend suggest tuna patties as well but forgot all about it until now. I guess I need to try these soon-- definitely something different for us to eat (and I am always trying to find something different for dinner!).

Thanks for linking up to our Healthy Tuesday's blog hop! I hope you join us again very soon.
Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

Becca Acker said...

Those tuna patties sound good! Thanks so much for stopping by to link up! :)