Tuna melts might be old-school, but let me tell you…these gourmet tomato tuna melts are so delicious, easy and nutritious! My kids gobble them up every single time.
The best thing about these tuna melts is that you only need a handful of ingredients that you likely already have in your fridge and pantry! Canned tuna (I like to use skipjack or yellowfin because they are lower in mercury), mayo, dill, tomato, cheese and your favourite bread (I like to use sprouted grain or sourdough!). The truth is, these are “gourmet” at all (let’s be honest- most of us don’t have time for gourmet!), but they taste like they are!
I love making tuna melts on a busy, time-crunched weeknight where I have to get a nutritious supper on the table in less than 30 minutes. We pair these with raw veggies and dip or a salad to make a balanced meal – how easy is that?! Tuna melts are a great way to ensure that your kiddos (and you!) meet there omega-3 requirements by the end of the week. 2-3 servings of oily, omega-3-rich fish per week is what they need. Have tuna melts one day and make these delicious Wasabi Lemon Salmon Burgers recipe another night!
Tuna is also an excellent source of protein, which is important for a child’s growth and development. Even though kids don’t need a huge amount of protein everyday to meet their needs, I still recommend serving protein at each meal and snack. It can come from fish, meat, poultry, eggs, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, tofu or soybeans, or dairy foods. Wondering how much protein your kids need everyday? Read this post.