Canned tuna is given fresh flavor with fresh apples, celery, and Greek yogurt dressing! Apple tuna salad is delicious on whole wheat bread or fresh lettuce greens.
Before we get to the recipe for apple tuna salad, I have to dish on WHY I’m packing and eating tuna for lunch! Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to host a back to school Twitter party with my friends at Produce for Kids [PFK]. I seriously cannot get enough of PFK’s recipes and resources— or the great programs they run year round. The goal of the organization is simple: get families eating healthier foods. And this fall they are doing just that with the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge.
Power Your Lunchbox Pledge encourages families and individuals to pack healthier lunches during the back to school timeframe. By taking the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge, $1 will be donated to Feeding America food banks.
I’m sharing this apple tuna salad in hopes that it will inspire you to pack a healthy lunch AND take the Pledge with me. I might not have kids in school just yet, but we pack a lunch for Dad and he needs healthy food to fuel his workday too! I’ll admit Joey was skeptical of the tuna, but once he saw apples chunk in the salad he took at taste. And even went back for a second bite! That’s one thing I’ve learned when introducing new foods to kids: serve the new food with a familiar or favorite food.
- 2- 6-ounce cans of tuna
- 1 small apple, cored and chopped
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
- ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
- Mix all ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Serve immediately or store in your refrigerator [covered] for up to three days.
So whether you are packing a lunch for your child, husband, or yourself, I think we can all agree on the importance of making healthy food accessible for children. Ready to take the pledge? I did— and it took me 10 seconds! In addition to taking the pledge, show off your healthy school lunches on Instagram or Twitter with hashtag #PowerYourLunchbox and you’ll be entered to win weekly prizes and have a chance to be featured on Produce For Kids Facebook page.
Disclosure: I am proud to partner with the Produce for Kids to bring you healthy recipes and resources. Because of these great partnerships I am able to share delicious and nutritious family-friendly recipes. As always all opinions and ideas are 100% my own.