Medifast Recipes > Main dishes > Medifast Tuna Patties Recipe
- Tuna in Oil (Canned) (2.0 can)
- Cream of Broccoli Soup (2.0 packet)
- Egg White (2.0 large)
- Iodized Salt (0.5 tsp)
- Black Pepper (2.0 dash)
- Perfect Pinch Cajun Seasoning (0.5 tsp)
Here’s an easy way of cooking Tuna Patties.
- In a large bowl, put the drained tuna, 1 packet of cream of broccoli, 2 tablespoons of egg beaters, ¼ teaspoon of Perfect Pinch Cajun Seasoning, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, and a dash of pepper. Mix them well in the bowl.
- When the mixture is ready, set it aside and prepare your frying pan.
- Put the frying pan over medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil into the pan.
- Using a spoon, get some of your tuna mixture and put it into the frying pan. Cook it for 2 minutes or until the side is browned.
- When the other side becomes browned, flip over in order to cook the other side. Continue cooking until both sides are well-cooked.
- When all of the tuna patties are cooked, place them in a serving plate. Serve them hot.
- Health Benefits of Tuna:
Tuna is an extremely nutritious food. It is a great source of selenium, magnesium, potassium, B vitamin complex, and the omega-3 fatty acids. It is also rich in high quality protein.
Here are some of the important health benefits of tuna.
1) Helps maintain good cardiovascular health
The omega-3 fatty acids that can be found in tuna are responsible for cardiovascular benefits such as preventing irregular heart rhythms, reduce the risk of having blood clots, improve the ratio of good cholesterol (LDL), reduce inflammation, and reduce the risk of arrhythmia and/or sudden death. These are just some of the many cardiovascular health benefits that tuna provides.
2) Promotes good eye health
Omega-3 fatty acids fight against the risk of having macular generation (AMD) of the eye and other ocular complaints.
3) Prevents the risk of cancer
Studies show that tuna can help protect against ovary, pancreatic, kidney, breast cancer, and other cancer that can develop in digestive tract such as mouth, esophagus, pharynx, stomach, and colon.
4) Provides cognitive benefits
The omega-3 fatty acids in tuna can also help reduce the risk of having cognitive disease such as Alzheimer’s disease. Tuna consumption helps in maintaining good mental health.
5) Mood Lifter
A diet high in tuna can improve your mood and save you stress.
6) Improved Insulin Reaction
Because of the high content of omega-3 fats in tune, it is particularly beneficial to people who suffer from type 2 diabetes. Studies show that the omega-3 fats that can be found in tuna lessen the risks of being obese and it also improve the ability of the body to respond to insulin.
7) Promotes Detoxification
Tuna also contains selenium, which is known to help maintain healthy liver and prevent cancer and heart disease.
There are different types of tuna:
Bluefin tuna is the favorite type especially if it will be used when cooking fresh tuna. Its flesh color is dark red and its appearance is similar to raw beef. It is known to be more flavorful compared to other types of tuna.
Yellowfin tuna or also known as ahi tuna is often cheaper than bluefin and it is easier to find in supermarkets. Its flesh color is pale- pink and it can also be canned.
Skipjack tuna is also called bonito or aku, this is the smallest kind of tuna which is often canned and it rarely grows larger than 25 pounds. This is the type of tuna that has the highest fat content and strongest flavor.
Albacore tuna is the variation that has the lightest flesh and mildest flavor. Albacore tuna is canned as white tuna.
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Nutritional Information for 1 Serving