Spiced tuna chickpea quinoa cakes
These spiced tuna chickpea quinoa cakes with exotic Indian inspired flavours are packed with protein. Make them bite-sized and they double as the perfect finger food plus, they are gluten-free and very low GI!!
This recipe should wear a superhero cape for the health benefits your body receives.
Ashleigh Feltham (MNutrDiet)
Love your oatmeal? Why not try this recipe as quinoa is not only a great source of fibre to keep you feeling full for longer but has more protein than oatmeal! Unlike many other plant foods, it is also a complete protein, meaning it has all the amino acids or building blocks your body need to make protein. Adding to this, chickpeas, which are also a great source of soluble fibre. This prevents your body from absorbing cholesterol back into your blood and helps keep your cholesterol levels healthy.
The star of the meal must be the Safcol Yellowfin Tuna Chunks Italian Style in Oil which gives your body many nutritional benefits. Including omega 3 fat for healthy brain function as well as helping your heart stay healthy. A great anti-inflammatory fat which also helps your eyes stay sharp and working optimally.
Focusing on the spices: Adding chilli will also add a kick to your metabolism, for a short period of time. While the cumin and turmeric both have anti-inflammatory properties.
The red onion is a bonus for your immune system due to a factor called quercetin. When selecting your oil of choice, I recommend going for extra virgin olive oil. It is safe to use for cooking at normal home kitchen temperatures and provides your body with healthy monounsaturated fat. This type of fat plays a role in keeping your cholesterol levels healthy. Extra virgin olive oil also has antioxidant properties from the polyphenols; this will help to fight off free radicals which can damage your cells. This recipe should wear a superhero cape for the health benefits your body receives.
Did you know: The chickpea or chick pea is a legume of the family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. Its different types are variously known as gram or Bengal gram, garbanzo or garbanzo bean, or Egyptian pea. Its seeds are high in protein. Wikipedia
If you like tuna, be sure to check out our tuna recipes page for more inspiration!