Monday, July 26, 2010

Yummy Tuna Cups – Easy Kid-Friendly Party Food

Kid Approved Tuna Cup Trying to feed the four fellas nutritious meals isn’t tough. The tough part is keeping things interesting both visually and in flavor. Most kids love tuna fish sandwiches but how boring! It’s just two slices of bread with some tuna smeared in the middle. We eat with our eyes, kids more so than adults. If you have a kiddo that’s not crazy about tuna, egg salad, or pimento cheese or any other sandwich filler you might try presenting it in a toasted cup. 

Making a toasted cup takes ZERO culinary skills but offers high visual impact. Perfect when your trying to win over a little one with a new creation. It’s also the perfect handy food for summer picnics and parties!

018Simply cut the crust off your favorite sliced bread and roll flat with a rolling pin (or the heal of your hand). Cram form the flattened bread into the cup of a cupcake tin by pressing the bread carefully but firmly to conform to the tin. Bake them on the middle rack of a 350 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes or until the edges are toasted brown and the base of the cup is no longer soft.

I filled these little delights with tuna. I drained two cans of chunk light tuna and gently folded in about 1/2 cup of mayo, a heavy squirt of mustard, 1 clove of garlic finely minced, a heavy pinch of salt, a tablespoon of lemon juice and about a dozen diced bread n’ butter pickles. Garnish with a sliced pickle and serve with a fresh fruit salad for a fabulously tasty and healthy lunch. (This made 10 cups.)

 Deliciou Tuna Cups

BTW-These tuna cups converted the only one of the four fellas who “didn’t eat” tuna. Now he loves it!

How do you get the kiddos to eat something they usually “don’t eat”???

frugal front porchJenn is a stay at home southern mom raising her kids in Northwestern Minnesota with her trucker hubby. She loves to cook, craft and blog. Soon she’ll be going back to school for a new adventure in Graphic Design. You can find recipes, crafts, parenting strategies, budget tips, product reviews and fabulous giveaways on her blog, Frugal Front Porch.


  1. GREAT! I have a "fussy" 19 year old - I'm going to try this. Some kids are kids until they are over 50. I guess she'll take after me... Thank you for the recipe!!!

  2. lol, Adrienne! I hope you 19 yo likes it!


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