lunchbox idea for kids kids mini pitas with tuna and vegetables

There’s always a tin of tuna in the back of the grocery cupboard, and you can keep a pack of the mini pitas in the freezer. Then it’s a matter of minutes to whip up these tasty morsels. Serve with homemade (or store bought, we’re not judging!) tzatziki.

Makes 6 pitas (3 per lunchbox)

You will need:

6 mini pita breads

1 tin tuna, drained

60 ml mayonnaise

60 ml full cream yoghurt

Salt and black pepper, to taste

A squeeze of lemon juice

1 large carrot, grated

A handful of butter lettuce

For the homemade tzatziki

2 tbs full cream yoghurt

1 tbs chopped cucumber

½ tsp chives, chopped

A squeeze of lemon juice

Salt and pepper, to taste

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How to make the mini tuna pitas

  1. Mix the mayonnaise and yoghurt and add to the drained tuna. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
  2. Place the mini pitas in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Slice open carefully – not all the way, just to make a pocket. Spoon in about two teaspoons of the tuna mixture, add some grated carrot and lettuce.
  3. To make the tzatziki: Mix all the ingredients together and spoon into a small container, ready to pack into the lunchbox.
SOURCEKarla Janse van Vuuren
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