Healthier Tuna Mayo Pockets
Prep Time:5 mins, Cook Time: 2 mins, Total Time: 7 mins
March 13, 2014
Last week we focused on Healthier Sandwiches, Wraps and Pitta Pockets and I took in four different made up sandwiches for the children to blind taste and decipher their contents. Some easier than others and all used a few unfamiliar ingredients to turn up in sandwiches including avocado, spinach leaves, re-fried beans, courgette, raisins, grated carrot and apple, hummus, red peppers and spring onions. A great fun afternoon was had by all and I was genuinely blown away by the adventurousness of most of the children who literally scoffed the lot, including all my extra salad ‘taster’ ingredients. Believe me I’ve never known children fight over lettuce before!.
Over the next few weeks I plan to post all the recipes used in the sessions, so bare with me there may be quite a few!. Beginning today with my Healthier Tuna Mayo mix. Most kids love tuna mayonnaise and it’s a very easy mixture to bulk out with lots of extra goodies, I regularly add grated courgette, finely chopped pepper, sweetcorn and spring onions. Cucumber, celery, tomatoes, grated carrot or very finely shredded raw spinach also work too. The mixture can be used as a sandwich filling, pitta pocket filler or in a wrap. Or even in a hot toasted sandwich or a quesadilla with a little grated cheddar for a healthier tuna melt, all the rage with my kids at the moment!. A great filling for jacket spuds too. For added fibre try to only use wholemeal, seeded or granary breads.
I’m entering my healthier tuna mayo to a couple of challenges:
1) To Four Seasons Food which I host with Anneli over at Delicieux. This month I’m hosting and our theme for March is ‘Something Fishy’, you guessed it we’re asking for your Fish or Seafood recipes and there’s even a very special prize for the winning post from the generous folks at Fish is the Dish.
2) To Family Foodies, which I co-host with Vanesther at Bangers and Mash. This month Vanesther’s hosting and she choose a great theme of Fab Fast Food, family meals made in under 30 minutes. Admittedly Tuna Mayo isn’t exactly a meal but it’s gets made pretty often in our house for a made-in-minutes dinner either stuffed into wholemeal pitta pockets, (microwave) jacket potatoes or with a little cheese in a quesadilla.
Tuna, Spring Onions, Courgette, Red Pepper, Sweetcorn,
Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers, Big Kids, Grown Ups, Lunches, Packed Lunches, Picnics, After-School Snacks, Sandwich Fillings, Wraps, Pitta Pockets, Jacket Potatoes, Quesadillas, Toasted Sandwiches
Vary your salad or veggie ingredients as to what you have in, just chop finely or grate for added disguise.
Healthier Tuna Mayo Pockets
Ingredients Prep Time:5 mins, Cook Time: 2 mins, Total Time: 7 mins
Healthier Tuna Mayo MIx, enough to make 4 big sandwiches:
1 tin tuna in spring water, drained
2 spring onions, finely sliced
⅓ courgette, grated
¼ red pepper, very finely chopped
2 heaped tablespoons sweetcorn kernels
1 heaped tablespoon light mayonnaise
pinch black pepper
squeeze lemon juice, optional
To Serve: Wholemeal Pitta Bread OR Wholemeal/Granary/Seeded Bread
Shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes
1) Mix up all the ingredients
2) Lightly toast the pitta breads if using, halve and open up the middle
3) Stuff the pocket with the tuna mix and plenty of crunchy lettuce and a slice or two of tomato OR fill a sandwich with the same
Scoff and enjoy!