KETO DIET Keto Friendly Snacks

Healthy Keto Tuna Avocado Balls

Healthy Keto Tuna Avocado Balls. Pure perfection. They are (and this statement comes from a picky eater)incredibly delicious, relatively easy to make and low in carbs and super high in protein.
It can be a challenge to get “perfect” balls but you’ll be fine!

What I love about this recipe:

  • While providing a solid amount of high-quality protein and fat, the tuna avocado balls are super low in carbs.
  • They’re healthy keto snack and perfect for meal prep throughout the day!
  • Tuna is actually really healthy! It contains a good amount of micronutrients, antioxidants and benefial Omega-3 Fatty Acidsother needed for optimal functioning of your body.
  • Because it does contain mercury that may accumulate in your body so be careful though and don’t overdo the tuna consumption (Keep in mind: aka every day for every meal, this only happens when you eat ridiculous amounts of it – and in small amounts, it doesn’t affect your body negatively.)
  • Avocados are incredibly rich in fiber and healthy fats because they provide even more potassium than bananas ! My tip: Don’t go easy on avocados!

KETO TUNA AVOCADO BALLS INGREDIENTS:

(At the end of this post, you can find the exact amounts needed in the recipe card.)

 

  • tuna (in water): Instead of tuna in sunflower oil, I recommend to buy tuna in water because you will be adding quite a bit of fat to this recipe.
  • You can also use tuna in sunflower oil if you don’t mind the extra fat.
  • (aka parmesan/grana padano)grated italian hard cheese: Use grana padano instead of parmesan if you’re looking for a more frugal choice, (Instead of parmesan, I almost always use grated grana padano because honestly: they taste quite similar but grana padano is a lot cheaper.)
  • mayonnaise
  • ripe avocado
  • seasonings: salt, pepper and garlic cloves
  • almond flour
  • cooking oil

YIELDS 16 Servings
Default (16 Servings)
PREP TIME 10 mins
COOK TIME 20 mins
TOTAL TIME 30 mins

Ingredients

  • (approx. 300g)10 oz tuna (in water)
  • 1 avocado
  • (like grana padano/parmesan)½ cup (50g) grated italian hard cheese
  • ½ cup (120ml) mayonnaise
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 xanthan gum, guar gum
  • salt, pepper (to taste)
  • almond flour
  • heat-resistant cooking oil

Instructions

  1. Mash the avocado in a large bowl.
  2. Except for the almond flour, add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Mix thoroughly.
  4. To form small balls, use your hands.
  5. In almond flour, roll the balls and fry the balls on medium, from all sides to high heat.
  6. Every two minutes or so, flip the balls – after approx. 7-8 minutes from all sides, the balls should be cooked.
  7. With a nutritious salad /oven-baked vegetables, serve the balls warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 ball

Servings 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories 155
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.2g21%
Total Carbohydrate 2.0g1%
Dietary Fiber 1.3g6%
Protein 7.9g16%

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