Tuna Cakes: A Great Bulking Snack

The name might not sound the most appealing, but if you give this meal a try, your muscles will be thanking you! Tuna is a bodybuilding superfood, there is no doubt about that. However, for someone who has been eating tuna for most of adult life, it gets a bit boring. I went ahead and bought some different spices and sauces to make this food more palatable but I would always find myself sick of it by the third helping. I am not even someone who started off hating tuna, like some will say. I have enjoyed this food for most of my life, let it be known that a bodybuilding diet will test just how much you really love a food. Eating something like chicken for dinner once a week is one thing but when you have to eat it 2-3 times a day, that favorite food could end up being a chore.

It’s time to break up the monotony of preparing another boring can of tuna with this recipe for tuna cakes, a great way to load up on protein throughout the day.

How I Personally Make this Meal:

Here is my take on this Tuna Cake Recipe, what you will need:

  • 2 cans of tuna
  • 2 eggs
  • Panko bread crumbs (1 cup)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Spices, various (I recommend a pinch of salt and pepper)

All you will need to do is mix all of the ingredients into a bowl. After that, make smaller sized patties, this recipe will probably make 4-6 good sized patties. From there, turn on your stove to medium and put those patties onto the pan, cooking for about four to five minutes, on each side. You should now have golden brown tuna cakes, congratulations!

Loaded with about 40 grams of protein, depending upon the size of the patties, you now have an easy to make snack that will bust down those daily protein limits. If you aren’t a big fan of tuna, which I wouldn’t blame you on, substitute that meat with another, like salmon or crab. Don’t expect this recipe to end up making you a fan of tuna, if you don’t like it right now, but it certainly will beat eating tuna out of a can! One way that I found to make these cakes easier to eat would be to add a dipping sauce. You don’t want to undo all of your hard work by picking something high in fat, like ranch. I would recommend using ketchup, if possible, as it is lower in calories and fat than most other dipping choices. If you do want to put a little less slack on your sauce choices, try Miracle Whip or tartar sauce.

There you have it, a quick way to prepare a protein-packed snack that will kick those cravings to the curb. As long as you pack some mints with you, there should be no problems with this snack that is loaded with the good kind of nutrition that an exercise enthusiast will love. The only drawback to this recipe is getting out that old and rusty can opener, think of it as a pre-meal workout! The next time that you are struggling to eat enough calories to effectively meet the requirements that you have to have, reach for a tuna cake. This food is quick to prepare, great for daily food cravings, and is very good for you!

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