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Toddler Eating: A Healthy Tuna Salad

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Does your toddler love tuna salad (typically made with mayonnaise) but you hate the mystery chemicals and ingredients in store bought mayo? Keep reading for a yummy, nutrient-packed alternative, that will leave your toddler wanting more, and you happy to oblige.

This recipe has existed for a while, and was popular to eat throughout the whole “Atkins Diet” craze. Now, everyone on Paleo is eating it up. It doesn’t change the fact though that this recipe is a great alternative to your boring tuna sandwich, and the amazing health benefits of it are indisputable.

The tuna and eggs are a great source of protein, while the avocado provides lots of good monounsaturated fat, that is easily burned for energy. Avocados are also a great source for dietary fiber.

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  • 1 can tuna
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • *Optional* Spices such as pepper, or a dash of freshly squeezed lemon juice.

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 Mash the items together, and serve ASAP (or else the avocado will turn a yucky, toddler-not-approved, color)

This recipe is also great served as a sandwich between some whole grain bread, and is nutritionally superior to a mayonnaise filled option.

What is your family’s favorite way to eat tuna?

For another healthy toddler recipe, check out this post on homemade fruit snacks.


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Megan lives in Colorado with her husband, 2 year old daughter, and infant son. Outside of chasing around her energetic toddler while nursing her son simultaneously, she loves swimming, celebrity gossip, college football, learning photography, and writing for her personal blog, The Memoirs of Megan. You can get to know her more through Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest

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    love this! I’m going to give it a try with my tot – she loves avocados and fish.


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