30-Minute Carrot Ginger Tuna Bites {Paleo, Whole30}

Jazz up dinnertime in an easy and veggie-loaded way with 30-Minute Carrot Ginger Tuna Bites! Perfect as a finger food for little and big eaters alike or served over greens, baked sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice or your favorite pasta or spiraled veggie, these nuggets pack a punch of flavor and protein in perfectly portioned out bites.

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Jazz up dinnertime in an easy and veggie-loaded way with 30-Minute Carrot Ginger Tuna Bites! Perfect as a finger food little and big eaters alike or served over greens, baked sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice or your favorite pasta or spiraled veggie, these nuggets pack a punch of flavor and protein in perfectly portioned out bites. #hiddenveggies #veggieloaded #whole30recipes #paleorecipes

I don’t know why….but I really love bite-sized foods.

Maybe its because you can just pop them into your mouth without the need of a fork. Or maybe because they are super quick to cook up on a busy weeknight. Or it definitely might be because bite-sized foods already portioned out, so storage is a breeze. Whatever it is, I have been loving on, eating and cooking a boatload of nuggets, meatballs and bites lately…and of course, veggie-loading them all.

Because that’s how I roll.

Jazz up dinnertime in an easy and veggie-loaded way with 30-Minute Carrot Ginger Tuna Bites! Perfect as a finger food little and big eaters alike or served over greens, baked sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice or your favorite pasta or spiraled veggie, these nuggets pack a punch of flavor and protein in perfectly portioned out bites. #hiddenveggies #veggieloaded #whole30recipes #paleorecipes

I mean, if I can’t add a veggie into a recipe, it kind of feels like a lost opportunity to add some awesome healthy goodness into my body and my meal. And more often then not, those veggies also really add to the flavor of the dish.

Like these 30-Minute Carrot Ginger Tuna Bites.

Jazz up dinnertime in an easy and veggie-loaded way with 30-Minute Carrot Ginger Tuna Bites! Perfect as a finger food little and big eaters alike or served over greens, baked sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice or your favorite pasta or spiraled veggie, these nuggets pack a punch of flavor and protein in perfectly portioned out bites. #hiddenveggies #veggieloaded #whole30recipes #paleorecipes

Tuna is yummy. Ginger is great. And carrots are heavenly. All good things individually…but mixed together and packed into these little balls and you have these bites that are TOTAL flavor bombs.

Easy flavor bombs, to boot. Making them totally perfect for busy weeknight dinners, to whip together during a little meal prep or just when you really don’t want to cook. Made from start to finish in 30 minutes, these bites serve up veggies and protein in a drool-inducing way.

Bake them. Sit back. And watch the whole family go gaga over this simple veggie-loaded recipe. But don’t watch for too long, or you might not get any of these bites for yourself.

Jazz up dinnertime in an easy and veggie-loaded way with 30-Minute Carrot Ginger Tuna Bites! Perfect as a finger food little and big eaters alike or served over greens, baked sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice or your favorite pasta or spiraled veggie, these nuggets pack a punch of flavor and protein in perfectly portioned out bites. #hiddenveggies #veggieloaded #whole30recipes #paleorecipes

Suggested Adaptations

  1. Know your audience and adjust the ginger. Kiddos usually have much more sensitive taste buds than adults, so if you are serving this to younger eaters, consider reducing the ginger in the recipe so it doesn’t overwhelm them.

  2. Make it nut-free. Sub the almond meal in this recipe if Whole30 or Paleo are not important.

  3. Adjust the salt to taste. Some tuna is packed with salt. If you are using a tuna that has been canned with salt, consider using less salt in the recipe or removing it all together.

If you like this recipe, some other veggie-loaded bites to try on for size….

Healthy Veggie-Loaded Meatballs

Egg Roll Meatballs

Sweet Potato & Salmon Poppers

Jazz up dinnertime in an easy and veggie-loaded way with 30-Minute Carrot Ginger Tuna Bites! Perfect as a finger food little and big eaters alike or served over greens, baked sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice or your favorite pasta or spiraled veggie, these nuggets pack a punch of flavor and protein in perfectly portioned out bites. #hiddenveggies #veggieloaded #whole30recipes #paleorecipes
Jazz up dinnertime in an easy and veggie-loaded way with 30-Minute Carrot Ginger Tuna Bites! Perfect as a finger food little and big eaters alike or served over greens, baked sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice or your favorite pasta or spiraled veggie, these nuggets pack a punch of flavor and protein in perfectly portioned out bites. #hiddenveggies #veggieloaded #whole30recipes #paleorecipes
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30-Minute Carrot Ginger Tuna Bites {Paleo, Whole30}

Jazz up dinnertime in an easy and veggie-loaded way with 30-Minute Carrot Ginger Tuna Bites! Perfect as a finger food for little and big eaters alike or served over greens, baked sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice or your favorite pasta or spiraled veggie, these nuggets pack a punch of flavor and protein in perfectly portioned out bites.

prep time: 6 minscook time: 24 minstotal time: 30 mins

ingredients:

2 5oz cans tuna, drained this it the brand 

2 medium carrot, shredded – about 1 cup loosely packed

1/4 cup almond meal

1 large egg

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

3 tablespoon coconut aminos

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 tsp salt


instructions

Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.  

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse a few times to combine and finely chop the tuna.

Using medium cookie scoop or heaping tablespoon, scoop mixture. Roll into balls between hands, squeezing them into shape. Place on prepared baking sheet. Leave room between bites.

Bake for 12 minutes. Flip. Bake for 12 more minutes.

Serve immediately and warm with your choice of spiralized veggies, pasta, sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice or greens.

NOTES:

Suggested Adaptations

Know your audience and adjust the ginger. Kiddos usually have much more sensitive taste buds than adults, so if you are serving this to younger eaters, consider reducing the ginger in the recipe so it doesn’t overwhelm them.

Make it nut-free. Sub the almond meal in this recipe if Whole30 or Paleo are not important.

Adjust the salt to taste. Some tuna is packed with salt. If you are using a tuna that has been canned with salt, consider using less salt in the recipe or removing it all together.
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