I recently discovered that Mr. Toddler adores fish. Like a lot. I don't tend to buy or prepare it too frequently as my husband doesn't particularly enjoy it, but I kind of love it, too.
I never really focused on adding very many varieties of fish to Mr. Toddler's diet. I had a sort of presumption that he would prefer meat over fish due to the stronger flavours of the latter.
Mr. Toddler actually caught me off guard with his recent request for 'fiiiiiiiiiiish' (or rather ryyyybkoo in Russian, but I guess most of you wouldn't know that).
Since then, I have been trying to incorporate it much more into our meals. But then tragedy struck, or at least tragedy in the eyes of a two year old - we ran out of the smoked salmon that he had been obsessed with all of the previous week.
Being the ever caring mommy that I am, I went on a hunt for fish... in the pantry. I knew I needed to satisfy the two year old's fish craving or else.
Or else there would be consequences of crying, screaming, and general temper tantrum-iness that happens when my sweet little man gets cranky and hungry at the same time. Seriously, that is a general guarantee that Mommy gets a headache and Mr. Toddler thinks the world is ending.
Alas, the only fish available was tinned tuna. That would have to do at the moment, and after checking out the refrigerator, I came up with a simple but absolutely delicious way to turn tinned tuna from ... well... tinned tuna into toddler approved awesomeness.
I love that this salad took all of 5 minutes to prepare - the maximum I can get Mr. Toddler to be patient with me while I make a lunch after a busy morning of tot school and playing.
This salad will definitely be a staple in our lunch time routine from now on. Aside from being filling, delicious, easy, healthy, and totally mom approved, it averted a temper tantrum which basically means it's magic.
So here ya go! A paleo friendly, toddler approved tuna salad!
Easy, Healthy Recipes:
Paleo Tuna Salad
1 tin of tuna (in water)
1/2 of an avocado
1/2 of a green onion (chopped into thin strips)
1 tablespoon diced red onion
2-3 tablespoons diced cucumber
1 tablespoon diced celery
The juice of half a lemon
1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Handful of greens (arugula, kale, spinach)
Optional: teeny, tiny drizzle of balsamic vinegar which I omitted for Mr. Toddler
Mix all ingredients together
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