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April 28, 2019

Low Calorie Tuna Cakes Recipe

Low Calorie Tuna Cakes Recipe

low calorie tuna cakes

Who is excited that school is back in session!? I had a great time hanging out with my kids this summer, but I do love the structure and schedule of the school year. I am lucky because my daughter loves going to school and she loves her after school activities. So do I, but it doesn’t leave a lot of time some nights to cook a big meal that still tastes good and is good for you. So I was trying to think of a dinner idea that didn’t take long to make, was healthy, and something the whole family would love. So I headed to the grocery store for some inspiration. One of my favorite things to have for lunch at home is Bumble Bee® Tuna! I can either eat it right out of the can, in tuna salad, or on toast with pickles (I promise it’s SO good!) so I thought I could incorporate it into a healthy dinner. I remember when I was a kid, one of my favorite things my dad would make for me were salmon patties. While tasty, they are not the best for you. So that is where my idea for my Low Calorie Tuna Cakes! Would you like to learn how to make these easy tuna patties? Yay!

Here is my recipe for Low Calorie Healthy Tuna Cakes Recipe

 

You will need these for our healthy tuna cakes recipe

1 12 oz Can Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore in Water 
1/2 Cup Chopped Green Onions
1/2 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs or you can also use Gluten Free Bread Crumbs
2 Tsp Old Bay Seasoning
2 Egg Whites

Optional: Greek Yogurt and Sriracha for a sauce!

Optional: Lettuce Wraps

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Step 1: Take your Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore in Water out of the can and fluff with a fork. I love using the Bumble Bee Tuna brand because Bumble Bee® Albacore products are an easy and delicious way to add a variety of nutrients to your diet including lean protein, healthy fat, and important vitamins and minerals.

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Step 2: Add in the rest of your ingredients. Mix with your hands to combine. This is a fun recipe to make with kids because you know they love to get messy!

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Step 3: Form patties with your hand, and cook them in a tsp of olive oil about 3 minutes on each side.

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Step 4: Serve on a lettuce leaf and top with an even mix of plain greek yogurt and sriracha mix. These Low Calorie Tuna Cakes are the perfect weeknight meal solution for anyone that loves flavor in their healthy meal! What’s your favorite way to eat Bumble Bee® Tuna?

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The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor

Better Homes and Gardens Calorie-Smart Meals

Williams-Sonoma Collection: Seafood

Cuisinart MCP-7N MultiClad Pro Stainless-Steel Cookware 7-Piece Cookware Set

Vremi 8 Piece Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set

Paula Deen 12 Piece Riverbend Aluminum Nonstick Cookware Set

Gotham Steel 20 Piece All in One Kitchen Cookware

Paula Deen Signature Nonstick 15-Piece Porcelain Cookware Set

Love seafood? Try these seafood recipes

You have to try this simple instant pot pressure cooker salmon recipe. It's easy and so tasty. A healthy meal that your whole family will love.

Instant Pot Salmon Recipe

salmon recipe

Teriyaki Salmon Recipe with a Sriracha Glaze

Do you need a simple but tasty recipe for dinner that will only take you few minutes to make? Then save this healthy tilapia pressure cooker recipe!

Healthy Tilapia Recipes in the Pressure Cooker

Shrimp Pressure Cooker Recipe

How to cook mussels? I have a super easy mussels recipe for the pressure cooker that will make sure you and your family can enjoy a gourmet like meal at home that's cheap and quick to make.

Mussels Recipes in the Pressure Cooker XL

Simple Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs Recipe

As some of you might know from my previous posts, I LOVE my Instant potAnd after this simple Swedish meatballs recipe I am more in love than ever. Swedish Meatballs are a family favorite around here, and while the traditional recipes aren’t too hard, they require multiple pans and some time. But not any longer. Want to know how long it took me to make this? 15 minutes. No seriously, 15 minutes from start to finish. Can it get any cooler than that? I don’t think so. So grab your instant pot and let’s get started! Oh, do not forget my favorite instant pot dessert. Apples with ice cream.

You are going to love this simple recipe for making Swedish Meatballs in your Instant Pot

Simple Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs Recipe

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How to Cook a Ham in the Pressure Cooker

How to Cook a Ham in the Pressure Cooker

Note: This recipe is for a precooked ham. I buy those all the time to save time. They still take about 2 hours to cook in the oven. That is a long time that you need to plan for before eating dinner. I never have two hours unless it is the weekend but I often crave ham so I figured out how to cook a ham in the pressure cooker.

Cooking ham in the oven can take 2 hours so I decided to make it in the pressure cooker. Learn how to cook a ham in the pressure cooker for just 10 minutes in this easy recipe tutorial.

It is actually very easy. You will need the following items.

    1. Precooked ham 6-7 lbs
    2. Packet it comes with for glaze (Or 1/2 cup of brown sugar 1/2 tbs of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of nutmeg)
    3. Can of pinapple rings
    4. Water
    5. Foil
    6. Sling made with the foil or this thing is the best. The blue meatlifter. This is my favorite pressure cooker accessory pack.
    7. Water
    8. Pressure cooker – I use a Power Pressure Cooker XL

Optional Potatoes and herbs if you want to cook your meal together.

1. If you are cooking your potatoes with your ham. The put in the potatoes first.

2. Pour in the 1 cup of water (Whether you have potatoes or veggies or not.)

3. Place a large sheet of foil on your counter (It must be big enough to wrap your ham)

Cooking ham in the oven can take 2 hours so I decided to make it in the pressure cooker. Learn how to cook a ham in the pressure cooker for just 10 minutes in this easy recipe tutorial.

4. Put your ham in the foil. Do not wrap the top. You will leave it open to pour in your sugar and pineapple mixture once it is in the pressure cooker.

5. Mix the packet ingredients or the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg with 1/2 cup of the pineapple juice from the can of pineapple. You can use the pineapples later or put them on the ham in the pressure cooker. Our kids like their pineapples not cooked with their ham. I like mine cooked so I do half and half.

6. Then put down the trivet. If you do not have a trivet the sling made of foil or the silicon one will work. If you do not know how to make a sling. This is an excellent post How to Make A Sling

7. Place the foil wrapped ham on top of the sling

8. Make sure the foil will contain the liquid you are about to add.

9. Pour in the liquid mixture.

10. Close the Foil

11. Shut the Pressure cooker

12. Turn it to 10 minutes for your pre-cooked ham that is 6-7 lbs

13. Let the pressure release when it is done

14. Use your mitts to take off the top

15. Unwrap your ham and let it cool

Cooking ham in the oven can take 2 hours so I decided to make it in the pressure cooker. Learn how to cook a ham in the pressure cooker for just 10 minutes in this easy recipe tutorial.

I do this during the week so I can use the ham to make other recipes. These are some of my favorite recipes with ham.

Cooking ham in the oven can take 2 hours so I decided to make it in the pressure cooker. Learn how to cook a ham in the pressure cooker for just 10 minutes in this easy recipe tutorial.Ham Recipes:

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches Recipe

Amish Ham Loaf Recipe

Leftover Ham and Cornbread Casserole Recipe

Sweet and Savory Ham Sandwich Recipe

Homemade Egg McMuffin Breakfast Recipe

Leftover Ham Recipes: Harvest Salad

Slow cooker ham

Easy Recipes Kids Can Make: Ham and Cheese Sushi Rolls

Recipes for Ham Roundup

Must Have Instant Pot Accessories

These are my favorite pressure cooker accessories. I find the one I use the most is the Silicone starter pack. I use it for every meal I make in the pressure cooker or outside of it.

This is the ultimate one stop shop Instant pot pack 

I use these all the time
Silicone starter pack

This is my go-to cookbook. I also love this one for my Pressure Cooker XL.

This is the pressure cooker I have.

Steamer

When I make eggs I use just my pot but people swear by this egg stand
and this one with the silicon molds that they also use to make egg omelets in.

I love my steamer basket

When I am trying to do an entire meal at once I love this
Stackable Basket


and everyone needs one of these make sure you look at the size of the unit before you buy this cake pan.

Steamer basket

Non-stick Springform Bundt Pan

This is the best storage option I love my Rubbermaid containers you can microwave them and refrigerator food in them. They do not stain!

For more instant pot recipes check out these cookbooks

The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook: Fresh and Foolproof Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker

Dinner in an Instant: 75 Modern Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot®

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook: 550 Recipes for Any Budget. Simple And Quality Guide For Beginners And Advanced. Vegan Instant Pot Recipes.

Instant Pot® Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals

Weight Watchers Instant Pot Smart Points Cookbook: The Complete Weight Watchers Instant Pot Cookbook – with 60 Healthy & Delicious Instant Pot Cooker Recipes

Cook perfect meals using your pressure cooker by making sure you time them perfectly. Print our instant pot pressure cooker cook time cheat sheet.

Print Our Pressure Cooker Cook Time Cheat Sheet

Instant Pot Recipes

You have to try this simple instant pot pressure cooker salmon recipe. It's easy and so tasty. A healthy meal that your whole family will love.

Try my Instant Pot Salmon Recipe

instapot swedish meatballs

Simple Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs Recipe

You have to try this easy instant pot pressure cooker chicken cacciatore recipe! It's easy to make and so tasty. A healthy dinner recipe for the whole family.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Instant Pot Beef Roast Recipe

Instant Pot Beef Roast Recipe

Hearty Beef Stew Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recipe

instapot baked apples recipe

Instant Pot Baked Apples Recipe

Fast and Easy Instapot Baked Potatoes Recipe

Instapot cinnamon applesauce

Easy Instant Pot Cinnamon Applesauce Recipe

Instapot Pot Roast Recipe

Instapot Pot Roast Recipe

Drool-worthy instant pot dessert recipes that you should try now!

Did you know that you can make desserts in your instant pot? See my list of drool-worthy Best Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Desserts

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

This easy one pot chicken pot pie recipe is pure comfort food. Everyone in the family will surely love it and best part is it's so easy to make in the pressure cooker.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

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How to Cook a Ham in the Pressure Cooker
 
Ingredients
  • precooked ham 6-7 lbs
  • Packet it comes with for glaze (Or ½ cup of brown sugar ½ tbs of cinnamon, ½ tsp of nutmeg)
  • Can of pinapple rings
  • Water
  • Foil
  • Water
Instructions
  1. Pour in the 1 cup of water (Whether you have potatoes or veggies or not.
  2. Place a large sheet of foil on your counter (It must be big enough to wrap your ham)
  3. Put your ham in the foil. Do not wrap the top. You will leave it open to pour in your sugar and pineapple mixture once it is in the pressure cooker.
  4. Mix the packet ingredients or the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg with ½ cup of the pineapple juice from the can of pineapple. You can use the pineapples later or put them on the ham in the pressure cooker. Our kids like their pineapples not cooked with their ham. I like mine cooked so I do half and half.
  5. Then put down the trivet. If you do not have a trivet the sling made of foil or the silicon one will work. If you do not know how to make a sling. This is an excellent post How to Make A Sling
  6. Place the foil wrapped ham on top of the sling
  7. Make sure the foil will contain the liquid you are about to add.
  8. Pour in the liquid mixture.
  9. Close the Foil
  10. Shut the Pressure cooker
  11. Turn it to 10 minutes for your pre cooked ham that is 6-7 lbs
  12. Let the pressure release when it is done
  13. Use your mits to take off the top
  14. unwrap your ham and let it cool

Simple Hard Boiled Eggs in Instant Pot Recipe

Simple Hard Boiled Eggs in Instant Pot Recipe

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Whether you are making deviled eggs, egg salad or just like eating simple hard boiled eggs, make it easy and simple by making hard boiled eggs instant pot with this recipe. Perfect eggs every time. No mess or fuss or worrying about over or undercooking them ever again! Just make sure to follow all the steps because you would hate to have an egg explosion…not like that has ever happened to me. Try and error right! These few but simple steps will give you perfect Hard Boiled Eggs every time.Continue reading

Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Muffin Recipe

Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Muffin Recipe

gluten free lemon muffins

I’m back with another awesome Gluten Free Recipe today! If there is one thing I love it’s any kind of muffin! I love sweet muffins, savory muffins, any kind of muffins! They are easy to make and are great for a grab and go breakfast or snack! Some people may think that just because you are Gluten Free that that means you can no longer enjoy muffins, and that is simply not true! With a simple change in some ingredients you can still have these tasty treats whenever you would like! Today I’m going to show you how to make one of my favorite type of muffins, my Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Muffins!
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Spring Spinach Salad Recipe

Spring Spinach Salad Recipe

Spring Spinach Salad Recipe

I love a big, green salad, especially in the spring. Romaine, arugula, mixed baby greens, spinach, escarole, even cabbages, and good ole iceberg make crisp and healthy salads with limitless possibilities. I decided to tell you how to make A spinach salad. Some of my favorite salad ingredients include something salty, something crunchy, something sweet, and something cheesy. Springtime calls for salad as an accompaniment or a main dish. You can top almost any salad with grilled chicken, thinly sliced beef, or even shellfish and you’ll have a filling and nutritious meal.

Spinach is plentiful right now, so spinach salad is quite popular in my house. There are quite a few ways to serve a spinach salad that satisfies both sweet and savory tastes. To indulge your sweet tooth, make spinach salad with sliced fresh strawberries, red onion, toasted slivered almonds, and crumbled bleu cheese. Toss with a raspberry pecan dressing just before serving. My friend, Kelly, brought this salad to me when I was under the weather and it was delicious. If you wanted to make a more savory salad, start with fresh baby spinach and add crumbled bacon, slightly steamed asparagus, feta or goat cheese, and a light vinaigrette. Either of these spinach salads is sure to please, and these salads are budget friendly since they are made with spring veggies and fruit.

My go-to spinach salad calls for ingredients I generally have on hand all year. My Spinach Salad has salty bacon, crunchy walnuts, sweet dried cranberries, and creamy bleu cheese. Give it a try and experiment with your own favorite toppings. Top with leftover grilled meats and fish for a more filling meal. Salad is never boring; it can change each time you serve those healthy, vibrant greens.

How to Make A Spinach Salad

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