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Fast and easy tuna melt patties add variety to your diet

Tuna is a great protein source, but variety is important to keep things from getting boring.
Tuna is a great protein source, but variety is important to keep things from getting boring.
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Tuna and chicken are staples for many bodybuilders and other athletes. The problem is, eating the same things over and over gets old quick and makes it harder to stay on your food plan. Kevin S. from Cape Coral sent a fast, easy to prepare tuna recipe to add a little variety. These only take about 5 minutes or so to prepare.

Tuna Melt Patties- (Makes 2 patties)

Ingredients:

1 6oz. can tuna, drained
1 egg white, beaten
2 tbsp. oatmeal (quick or regular)
2 tbsp. onion, diced (1/4 tsp onion powder)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt (or salt substitute) and pepper to taste
2 tbsp. reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (optional)

Directions:

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.

Each serving is about 147 calories, 4.5 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fat and 25 grams of protein.

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