January 23, 2014

Tuna Fish "Rainbow" Salad

I'm constantly looking for ways to create nutritious, well-balanced meals for my toddlers that will still please their tastebuds.  It's a challenge.  Sometimes fun, sometimes frustrating.  Can I get an amen?

We called this tuna fish "rainbow" salad because it has a lot of pretty colors in it, and I even put a "pot of gold" (golden raisins) in it to motivate Mister Ian (almost 3) to give it a try.  He took the bait. Anything for raisins.  Raisins are candy in his world right now.

Here's the gist of it:
2 cans of tuna fish (the kind that's just tuna/water/salt, no extra junk - it's not as stinky in my opinion)
1 finely shredded carrot
1/4 c + finely chopped broccoli florets
1 handful of slivered almonds or nut of choice (to taste)
1 handful of golden raisins (to taste)
1/4 c real mayo (more or less according to your tastes)
1/4 c plain yogurt (more/less according to your tastes)

We were out of bread; this was one of those on-the-fly meals, so we whipped out some pita crackers.  Some cookie-cutter sandwiches would probably help those picky eaters along as well.  Please share your go-to healthy toddler recipes! 
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