If you've ever been in search of a quick and easy meal, you'll know that the tuna sandwich is a classic option. Not only is it quick and easy, it's also very nutritious. It's a great finger food on the menu of your tea party. It is also an awesome breakfast or lunch idea, not just for the kids but for the whole family.
Recipe: Tuna sandwich your kids will have fun making
If you're thinking about introducing your kids to the kitchen, and you need something light and fun to teach them, think tuna. The tuna sandwich has been around for decades, and will likely make many children happy for generations to come.
There are several variations of the tuna sandwich, and there as many ways to make tuna salad as there are people who eat it! Everyone likes adding their favourite ingredients for that personal touch. You can do the same, if you know what your kids would absolutely love to have in their sandwich. Making sandwiches with the kids is a fun thing to do, while leaving them with some knowledge. Here's our recipe for the Nigerian tuna sandwich.
Check Out This Tuna Sandwich Recipe
- 2 cans of tuna fish or sardines
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise or enough for the consistency you like
- Some lettuce, sliced
- Small red onion, diced small
- Splash of lemon juice, about 1 -2 teaspoons
- A dash of dry pepper
- Any sliced bread
- Open the cans of tuna, making sure to cut the lids all the way around. Leave the lid in the can and hold it over the kitchen sink, press the lid into the tuna and squeeze out the water, tipping the can to drain the water in the can out and into the sink. Once you’ve squeezed out the liquid and no more water is dripping, remove the can lid and put tuna in a small bowl or storage container.
- Add the mayonnaise and stir. If you like it chunkier, leave as is. If you want it smoother, add more mayonnaise until you like the texture. I like to use a fork for mixing to help break up the tuna as I stir. Add the lettuce, onion, lemon juice and pepper. Please note that the lettuce, onion, lemon juice and pepper are all optional. Use whatever ingredients sound delicious to you!
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper, adding a little at at time and tasting as you go.
- Serve on sliced bread as a sandwich. You could toast the bread if your kids enjoy it. The spread is also great on lettuce as a salad
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Health Note: Fish contain vital nutrients including omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins, and minerals such as iron which are good for developing bodies. However, tuna is also a high-mercury containing fish and canned albacore contains more mercury than canned light tuna. As such, pregnant women and young children should eat canned tuna only occasionally or in-moderation (based on your age, etc).
What meals can your kids make? Share with us in the comments.
Also read: 6 top Foods to feed your child with a fever
This article was first published on AfricaParent.com
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