Thursday, October 15, 2009

Toddler Tuna Toss


I was looking for a way to serve tuna to the toddlers, but not in sandwich form because toddlers deconstruct sandwiches.

I'm not a tuna eater and don't have experience with any type of tuna salad. I read a few recipes and looked in my pantry and came up with this version:

1/2 bag of tiny alphabet pasta (I find in the Hispanic section at the grocery store)
1 cup frozen peas & carrots
1 pouch tuna
ranch dressing

Prepare pasta according to package directions and drain. Put in a bowl. Add peas & carrots and tuna. Add enough dressing to hold it together. Toss, chill, and serve.

Since I don't eat tuna, my hubby tried it and said it was good and healthy for the toddlers.

I served half, then put the other half in a Ziploc container and in the freezer. Last week, I defrosted and served it. It held up well in the freezer, but I did add a bit more dressing. Hubby said it was still good. It's a regular on our rotating menus.

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Poppedijne October 16, 2009 at 12:41 AM

A nice recipie for children and grown up ( in a slightly altered version maybe)

Live.Love.Eat October 16, 2009 at 5:44 AM

Wow, this is the best dressed up tuna I've seen. That's great!!! And your toddlers eat this even? I wish i could get my 6yo to.

Teresa & Julie-Andi October 16, 2009 at 6:16 AM

This looks so simple! I think my kids would love it! Maybe not just for toddlers?! :) Thanks!

Coralie Cederna Johnson October 16, 2009 at 6:27 AM

Looks yummy! I think the children will love it!

Mary Bergfeld October 16, 2009 at 8:11 AM

What a quick and easy, and more importantly child pleasing, tuna casserole. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a great day.

Patricia @ ButterYum October 16, 2009 at 8:45 AM

What a wonderful idea... I'm definitely going to try this!


Nicole Feliciano October 16, 2009 at 8:47 AM

Love the recipe name and you are so clever. I've got a 20 month old and I know all about deconstructing sandwiches. Thanks for the idea and thanks so much for linking up at Momtrends.

Unknown October 16, 2009 at 10:01 AM

What a EASY!!! and FAST!!! recipe. THANKS!!! Geri

Anonymous October 16, 2009 at 12:03 PM

Tuna seems to be today's theme.. thanks for linking up to Food Friday!

bj October 16, 2009 at 4:35 PM

This sounds easy and super fast...thanks for the recipe..

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