Paleo Tuna Cakes

Paleo Tuna Cakes

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 I’m avoiding grains including GF grains at the moment – it’s a personal choice, but I feel much better for it. 

Here’s why:  When one consumes a meal in the form of a ‘sandwich’, that meal is predominantly comprised of bread, made from grain – it’s filling – it fills you up. Tick? No, it doesn’t. Bread has low nutritional value compared to a salad filled with leaves, meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts and seeds. On a personal note, bread made with wheat makes me ‘hit-the-wall’. In fact, if I eat a wheat-bread sandwich, I am gauranteed to feel comotose for 1-2 hrs afterwards not to mention feeling it move uncomfortably through my digestive tract.  More to the point, I’d much rather a big bowl of nourishing salad rather than only a couple of tablespoons of salad slapped between bread.  Either a salad or a serving of these delectable, easy to cook High-Protein Tuna Cakes that is…. with a side of salad of course!

So, for a quick and easy high-protein lunch, try these tuna cakes made with canned tuna, eggs, almond meal and fresh parsley.

Cut into fingers, or made into mini versions, they make a great finger-food for babies either at home, or in a packed-lunch when you’re out and about.

Remember to use a good quality tuna in spring-water with no preservatives or other additives. Or if it’s available to you, by all means buy and steam-cook fresh tuna for this dish.

 Serves 1 adult, or makes 5 baby serves



  • Small bowl
  • Fork, for mixing
  • Frying pan


  • 1 x 95g can tuna, drained
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a fork until well combined.
  2. Heat a frying pan to medium-high heat and then lightly coat the pan with a quality cooking oil*.
  3. Scoop heaped tablespoons on the mixture into the pan, levelling to approx 1 cm in height.
  4. Cook each side for a couple of minutes, until lightly golden and serve immediately.

*I recommend using cold press extra virgin olive oil, or coconut oil

Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy on their own or with a light salad for lunch.
  • Make miniature versions and serve as a healthy finger-food next time you have a party

Baby Food

Slice one tuna cake into 4-5 fingers for your baby to enjoy as finger food, or make mini-sized tuna cakes for your baby to munch on whole.