Menu Makeover: Grilled Tuna Sandwiches

As I’ve tried to remake our menus to include more vegetables and healthier recipes, I’ve gotten stuck on breakfast and lunch.  I’ve made some progress with breakfast by adding veggies to omelettes and frittatas, but lunch still has me mostly stumped.  I’m asking you for help.  What do you do for a healthy lunch that is kid friendly?  In exchange, I’m sharing one recipe that we like.  It can be adapted easily for allergies and taste preferences.

A grilled tuna sandwich on sourdough bread is a favorite at our house. My girls love carrots and chips, too. Yum!

Grilled Tuna Sandwiches

1 can tuna in water, drained (I suggest the chunk tuna)
1-2 tbsp. mayonnaise or greek yogurt (depends on how wet you like your tuna)
Fresh basil, chopped (as much as you like)
Hard boiled egg, chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 to 1 tbsp. Jalapeno relish (this was my mother’s secret ingredient and gives it a nice kick without much heat)
Bread of your choice

Mix the first six ingredients together and let sit for a few minutes.  Spread over bread (sourdough is a great choice), top with tomatoes, if desired, and heat on a griddle or pan until brown.  If you have a two-sided sandwich, flip and brown the other side, too.  I often make a “top-less” sandwich.  Serve with a salad or carrots.

Leave your recipe in the comments, so we can all give our lunch recipes a boost.


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