Recipe: Lighter Tuna Patties

Filling and good for your belly
tuna patty

Fish is not only delicious, but it’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Eating fish, like tuna, on a regular basis can help reduce inflammation caused by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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2 cans water-packed tuna, drained
½ cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
¼ cup carrots, diced
¼ cup celery, diced
¼ cup 2% (low-fat) cheddar cheese, shredded
3 tablespoons nonfat or light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons mustard (preferably Dijon)
3 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Mix until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Form 4 patties. Place them in a nonstick pan or a pan lightly
  4. coated with cooking spray. Cook on medium heat until patties are slightly browned on both sides.
  5. Place patty in a whole-wheat English muffin or serve by itself.
  6. Garnish with tomato, spinach and onion, if desired

Makes 4 servings.

Each serving contains:

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Calories 171
Protein 21g
Carbohydrate 6g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugar 1g
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 1g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 304mg
Potassium 209mg
Calcium 62mg
Iron 1mg

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