January is always a tough month. But add a new national lockdown and home-schooling a teenager into the mix and lunchtimes are somewhat fraught in my household, as they are for many people who currently work from home. So Tuna Crunch sandwich filling from Two Chubby Cubs is a good option if you want a quick, no-frills dinnertime option on the table which will appease the whole family.
The Cubs are a bit loose on the exact quantities of ingredients, so their estimate that this sarnie equates to 322 calories per serving will vary depending on what bread and fillings you opt for. I had two slices of basic white bread and my filling comprised of a tin of tuna in spring water, a chopped green pepper and some finely diced red onion, sprinkled with a dash of balsamic vinegar. But really, anything goes so just use whatever decent salad ingredients you happen to have.
For more fast sandwich and wraps ideas, check out the relevant section on this blog here.
Recipe: Tuna Crunch Sandwich Filling
Calories: 322 per serving
Book: Two Chubby Cubs – The Cookbook
Prep time: Approx 15 mins
Cooking time: Approx n/a
- 2 slices of bread
- Tuna in spring water
- Pepper (any colour)
- Balsamic vinegar
Cost per portion: Approx £1.62
Get together some of your best chopped salad ingredients – peppers, onions, cucumbers all go well in this. Mix with a drained tin of tuna, and drizzle in a little balsamic vinegar for some sass.