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Paleo Snacks: Tuna Sweet Potato Scones

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So lately, as you’ve seen, my posts have been somewhat staggered, because, since the beginning of the year, nothing has really slowed down and actually everything just keeps getting more intense. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining at all, I love being busy and working on things I’m passionate about, however it can get tiring of course. My day start quite early at around 6 am when I train for my triathlons, then I go to work until around 7pm and after work I usually focus on my blog and other project i have lined up; and I try and sneak in another training session (crossfit or tri related).

Even during lunch time, a sacred one hour break people take to recompose themselves and gear up for the rest of the day, I usually find myself writing and trying to beat my Esquire Philippines deadlines.
The day is a whirlwind and I love it like that, but it’s also very important, as I try to impart on all my posts, to get the right nutrition in. Because without proper food, you won’t be as sharp, fast, on point and productive as you’d like to be.

When I want to make myself a quick, healthy and nutritious meal that will work into my nutrition plan help me recover from hard fitness sessions and give me fuel for the next ones, my go to ingredient is canned tuna.

My preferred brand locally is Century Tuna, I’ve tried all others, but I keep coming back to this one. The flavour is better, it’s easy to find all over the country, it has chunky flakes (I hate the small thin, dry flakes some other canned tunas have) and a good dose of omega 3s (remember my post on good fats? Read it here to understand why this is so important http://www.thefatkidinside.com/healthy-eating/got-supplements-5-salmon-oil/ )

You can actually ask anyone in my office, when I’m pressed for time and I’m caught between meetings, with no lunch or food in me yet, I’ll go downstairs, buy a can and just eat it plain, to give me that boost of muscle building protein my body needs.

If you do have access to a kitchen, there are so many ways to prepare Century Canned Tuna (use the flakes in oil one, I find this works better when applied to salads or put to heat).

Let me show you through this video how to make a great quick and portable canned tuna dish, it’s grain free and paleo, to prove that a tuna sandwich isn’t the only thing a person can make with this ingredient.

Baked Tuna Sweet Potato Scones

Easy recipe: Boil 2 sweet potatoes, mash, add in 2 eggs, mix, 2 tbsp of coconut flour, mix, half a can of Century Tuna Flakes in oil, a tbsp of chopped basil, 1/2 tsp baking soda, mix into a dough. Use ramekins. Oil them well with olive oil. Fill them 3/4. Put in the oven at 350 farenheit for 20mins or until golden and hard.

Pack and eat.

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9 COMMENTS

    1. Mandy Kelley April 4, 2013 at 2:16 am

      I can’t wait to try these! Do you drain the canned tuna?

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    1. Anthony C. Monteiro April 4, 2013 at 11:04 am

      can i use wheat, almond or gluten free all purpose flour instead of coconut flour? thanks

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    1. Benjie April 7, 2013 at 3:57 am

      Can it be plain flour?

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    1. dianne May 22, 2013 at 6:13 pm

      this looks soo good! i cannot wait to try this one! thanks a lot!

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    1. Karen May 29, 2013 at 10:14 am

      Thank you for using our product, Century Tuna. No other tuna! :-)

      I enjoy reading your blogs and your recipes. They are very sensible. I am currently on my journey fighting obesity and food addiction. Happily, I have learned to control food and not be controlled by it. I am now nearing my goal weight and is delighted also that there are others who are inspired by my willpower and focus.

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    1. roger July 24, 2013 at 6:04 am

      do you use regular salt for all the paleo recipes?

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    1. Grey January 2, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      canned tuna though? that’s not paleo…

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    1. Keziah April 28, 2014 at 9:34 am

      How long can i store these? I’m planning to make some ahead.

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I gained weight because of a sedentary lifestyle and overly indulging in foods I knew were bad for me, eating out too often, taking the easy route (microwavable dishes) and not caring what went in my body, before I knew it reached 240 lbs. I lost weight through pure dedication, tireless hours of hard work and yes, food. I cooked my way to fitness, making sure to only feed myself tasty well prepared dishes with all the right stuff, the perfect fuel, taking me down to 150lbs. Of course I indulge from time to time, as the fat kid still lurks inside of me; here you will find a little bit of everything for the sole purpose of sharing my passion for food and life.

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