I'm trying to remember what any of that has to do with this sandwich. Ha! I suppose my point is, there's no reason why families on an extremely tight budget can't eat healthy, home-cooked food that tastes good. I'm not saying it doesn't take more time and effort, but it's so much better for you and you teach your kids good eating habits without even trying. They're gonna do what you do, whether you like it or not.
I seriously just sat down to share a recipe, not blab on and on, so let's get to it, shall we?
This recipe came off a printed ad for mayonnaise. Go figure. It sounded good, so I put it on the menu and made it for dinner last night. I made just a few adjustments to accommodate what I had on hand and what some people in this house, ahem, The Dad, won't eat.
Here's the recipe with my notes:
Apple 'N Cheddar Tuna Pitas
2 cans or pouches (5 oz each) tuna, drained
1/3 C mayo (I'm team Miracle Whip)
1/4 C finely chopped celery
1/4 C diced apple
1/4 C dried cranberries
1/4 C coarsely chopped walnuts (I used pecans)
2 Tbsp finely chopped red onion (I sliced it for my own sammie)
2 8-inch whole wheat pita pocket breads, halved (I used marble rye)
4 slices Cheddar, cut up (I sliced it since I was using regular bread)
Combine all ingredients except bread (duh) in a medium bowl.
Evenly stuff pita breads with tuna mixture or, do like I did and assemble your sandwich.
We had ours with chips and sliced apples.
I love, love, love the combo of dried cranberries, apples and nuts.
I love it in salad. I love it in stuffing. I love it in oatmeal.
You get the idea. This sammie had my name all over it.
It did not disappoint.