Cost Effective Healthy Tuna Cakes

Cost Effective Healthy Tuna Cakes

Cost Effective Healthy Tuna Cakes

Here's a quick and cost effective meal that delivers both in taste and nutrition. Serve with some plain Greek yogurt mixed with lemon juice and fresh chopped dill for added flavor as a light and filling lunch.  

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 108 kcal


  • 6 (5oz) cans albacore tuna, in water
  • 4 omega-3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 Tablespoons flax seeds, ground
  • 2 Tablespoon fresh dill, minced; or 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • dash black pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil


  1. Drain the tuna and flake into a medium size bowl. 

  2. Add the eggs, lemon, Dijon, flax, dill and pepper to the bowl and mix well.

  3. In a large skillet place the olive oil over medium heat. Form the tuna mixture into 8 patties. Flatten each patty onto the skillet and cook for 3 minutes per side.

  4. Nutritional Analysis: 108 calories, 5g fat, 182mg sodium, .4g carbs, .3g fiber, 15g protein