Why all the talk about eating paleo, and what is it? You might be wondering. The paleo diet is designed to resemble what human hunter-gatherer ancestors ate thousands of years ago. And I know they ate tuna fish from a can! Just kidding. It’s actually impossible to know exactly what our human ancestors ate, but researchers believe their diets consisted of whole foods. And that’s exactly what paleo is. Whole, real food. Some believe hunter-gatherers presumably had much lower rates of lifestyle diseases, such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease, because they followed a whole food-based diet and leading physically active lives. Sounds good, right? So let’s eat!
This paleo sweet potato tuna cake recipe tastes as good as it looks (just ignore the fact there is tuna if you don’t care for it). I was a little apprehensive at first (I love tuna salad but am hesitant to cook with it), but these are actually delicious! These tuna cakes are low calorie and low in fat. They are more like crab cakes, and who doesn’t love those?
Paleo Sweet Potato Tuna Cakes
Yields: 10-12 patties
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Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 23 minutes | Total Time: 33 minutes
2 cups shredded sweet potato (raw)
2 cans tuna in water (drained)
½ cup cassava flour
½ cup minced red bell pepper
⅓ cup jalapeno, minced and seeds removed
½ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
Optional: Cooking spray or parchment paper for baking sheet
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or add a layer of parchment paper. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, add all ingredients and combine using clean hands. Use a ⅓ measuring cup to scoop up the mixture and then form into patties. Place on prepared baking sheet.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 20-23 minutes, flipping halfway through.
4. Remove from oven. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, guacamole, or a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Also makes a great addition to a green salad.
Paleo Sweet Potato Tuna Cakes
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 202mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 9g
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This looks yummy. Who would’ve thought of that combo. Sweet potatoes are one of my fave foods.