Booty Makes Tuna Burgers

Posted on: October 19th 2014

Since Lilith NoFair has been teaching our All-Star subscribers all about how to find tasty ways to eat healthy, I decided to share with everyone my attempt at making one of her recipes!

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Behold, the tuna burger – elevated here to a level I had not imagined it could be – even for someone who’s a bit of a bozo in the kitchen like me.

What makes this recipe great? (Besides the taste, of course…)

Tuna is high in fish oil (natch), an Omega-3 fat. 3’s are the ones you want – more info below. If you’re not vegetarian, it’s much yummier this way than in the form of dietary fish oil supplements! (Fishy burps – no thanks). More good fats are brought to you by Omega-3 eggs (check the labels in the store – you’ll find ’em), and ground flax seeds. High in protein (which athletes need lots of), and easy to make and clean up.

See ya later, boring tunafish sandwich! NoFair’s truly simple recipe was quick to make and the leftovers heated up really well. Watch the video here – recipe below!

All-Star Subscribers – get your printable recipe here, along with modifications!

 Tuna Burgers, 2-4 servings 

(Mine came out as 4 patties – I couldn’t eat more than one in a sitting, they were very hearty – so that makes this 4 servings for me!)

  • 3 cans tuna
  • ¼ c flax meal (made from grinding up flax seed)
  • 4 scallions
  • 2 omega-3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • drizzle EVOO for frying

Combine all ingredients in large bowl, form into patties.  Fry in oiled skillet at medium heat until browned on both sides and cooked throughout (about 6 minutes).  Serve on lettuce leaf.

Nutritional Info (per serving): 475 cals (approx), 63 g protein, 14 g carbs, 7 g fiber, 18 g fat

What’s up with fish oil?

NoFair says, “polyunsaturated Omega-3s are important in our diet to help support nervous functioning, help our brain develop, and boost our immunity.  They also have modest anti-inflammatory properties…daily fish oil has a host of benefits. It’s also one of the easiest ways to add a substantial amount of omega-3 into your diet.  Don’t like the taste or texture?  Hide it in a smoothie.” (Or eat a tuna burger, yo!)

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2 thoughts on “Booty Makes Tuna Burgers

  1. This was SOOOOOOO good!!! I didn’t add anymore salt since the Tuna has salt and I use low-sodium soy sauce. I added 21 salute from Trader Joe’s..21 spices and NO salt!!! I don’t have an issue with sodium but I made the decision a long time ago….why add more to your diet if you don’t need to so I look for low-sodium to no sodium everything. I also use Kale with the spinach…because…..I LOVE Kale!!! I love Tuna….and almost never eat it!…..think I might be treated myself to this recipe once a week!

    1. So glad you liked this so much, Double D!

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