Fun and Easy Bumble Bee® Tuna Stuffed Tomato Monsters
Now that my kids will be heading back to school next week, I have been brainstorming fin and easy recipes that I can make them for lunch and dinner. My three kids are starting to become rather picky with certain food like tuna so it is my job to make this sort of food more appealing for my children. That is when the idea to create Fun and Easy Bumble Bee® Tuna Stuffed Tomato Monsters came to mind.
Bumble Bee® Tuna is actually a food that I always have on-hand in my pantry. I prefer the Albacore variety in water. It is a brand I grew up with and one that I love. However, like my kids I actually was not the biggest tuna fan when I was their ages. My mom would just serve it on white bread so it wasn’t exactly appealing to my six year old taste buds. I wish she would have thought to make something fun like Bumble Bee® Tuna Stuffed Tomato Monsters .
I don’t know about your gardens, but mine are gleaming with giant red tomatoes. Just this morning I even made a batch of fresh marinara sauce because I have so many tomatoes. My kids actually love veggies so the idea to mix the tuna fish with veggies and made a colorful tuna salad came to play.
Since most kids love playful and silly monsters, I decided to hallow out my bumpy and misshapen tomatoes and then fill them with the tuna salad. I used pretzel sticks for arms, chives for hair, and green olives for eyes. The red tongues are tomatoes.
My kids LOVED these Bumble Bee® Tuna Stuffed Tomato Monsters and so did I! Of course you don’t have to turn your stuffed tuna tomatoes into playful monsters, but kids really do get a kick out of them, and they are more likely to eat foods that they can have fun with.
Here is how I made these Fun and Easy Bumble Bee® Tuna Stuffed Tomato Monsters:
- 3-5 Hallowed out Beef Steak, and Brandy Wine tomatoes
- a small bunch of chives
- 1/3 cup of green olives
- Pretzels sticks
For Tuna Salad:
- 1-2 cans of Bumble Bee® Tuna Solid White Albacore tuna in water
- 2 tablspoons of mayo
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped red onion, pepper, and celery
Wash, dry and hallow out each tomato
Prepare tuna salad mixture, and fill each tomato up
Cut extra tomato tops into “tongues”
Insert tongues, olive eyes, chives, and then pretzel arms
Serve immediately to prevent pretzels from getting soggy.
Now that the Halloween season is upcoming, consider making these Fun and Easy Bumble Bee® Tuna Stuffed Tomato Monsters with you children.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.