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Tuna Quinoa Protein Patties

Updated: Jun 5, 2018

These, high protein, healthy carb, gluten free, healthy fat patties are so tasty!

I hope you get a chance to try this toddler and husband approved snack. It's great paired with a salad or cold in the fridge as a quick grab and go. I like to grab one on my way out the door to the gym, or as a quick snack for my 2 year old. It's always nice to get good nutrition that tastes good.

Sometimes it's hard to find a snack dish that is healthy, tasty, easy to store in the fridge AND something your toddler will eat.

This Tuna Quinoa recipe is so easy, healthy and toddler approved.


1 can of Tuna *in water (avoid tuna with added salt or in oil, we get ours from Trader Joes)

2 Chopped Scallions (use the white and green parts of the onion)

1 large free range Egg

1 Tablespoon or so of your choice of Gluten free flour (for consistency)

1 Tablespoon grated parmesan (for taste and consistency)

1 cup Tri colored cooked Quinoa

salt and pepper to taste

Coconut oil for the skillet

Let's put all those ingredients together

First get your Quinoa cooked. Make sure you rinse your quinoa first and salt your water for a little flavor. You can even cook your quinoa in chicken stock for a little extra something special.

Open and rinse your tuna

Add your egg- chopped scallions- gluten free flour- and parm cheese and mix it up

add some alt and pepper here as well.

Add your cooked quinoa and mix. You may need to add a little more flour or cheese for appropriate sticky-ness.

Make into small patties, this recipe should make about 12

Add your coconut oil to a hot skillet. We use cast iron, and I like a splash of water to sizzle in the skillet before I add the patty. You want your food to cook in the oil, not soak it up.

Cook until browned on both sides.


There are so many fun variations with this tasty snack.

Chicken instead of Tuna

Brown rice instead of Quinoa

Sweet yellow onion instead of scallions.

If you have any fun variations to this patty please post it in the comments!

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