This guest post was written by Marie, one of our new readers. Thanks Marie!!
There are plenty of ways to try fun easy recipes for kids without their parents worrying about getting hurt in the kitchen. One recipe that I started using with my little sister was a simple tuna salad recipe. This idea requires no stove usage or knives!
All you need is a can opener, a spoon, and a toaster (and even that’s optional). Start by opening a can of chunk light tuna, drained of all water, and place the tuna into a bowl. Break it up into smaller chunks with a fork. Next, add a tablespoon (or a little more, if you’re a fan) of mayonnaise or salad dressing and mix it in with the tuna.
For flavor, we like to add a dash of yellow mustard, a couple shakes of garlic salt, and a couple shakes of paprika. This is where your child can experiment with different flavors until they find their favorite. Try celery salt instead of garlic salt, parsley, black pepper, or whatever else is in your spice rack! Mix this all together evenly.
You can toast bread for the sandwich afterward, and add your favorite kind of cheese – we prefer shredded mozzarella and cheddar. If your kid is adventurous, try some crumbled feta with just a little bit of lemon juice. Have them spread the tuna salad mixture onto the bread, add the cheese, and lunch is served!
Showing a child how to make tuna salad, is a great way to introduce them to cooking independently. If you trust them with the stove, you can always hard-boil an egg and add that to the tuna salad as well.