Inspire children to put healthy ingredients together in a creative way by making their own little sailboat.
These boats are not only well accepted by kids but also meet Canada’s Food Guide recommendations to include protein foods (fish), whole grain foods (bread), and vegetables (cucumber and other veggies).
1. Cut cucumber in half lengthwise. Cut each half into 4 equal parts (rectangles). Place them on a tray.
2. Mix mayonnaise with canned fish and veggies in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
3. Let kids help you by:
a. Removing seeds from cucumber pieces with a spoon
b. Filling the seed space with the tuna mixture using a spoon
4. Cut each slice of bread into 4 equal triangles. Place a toothpick in the long side of each bread triangle. Insert the other end of the toothpick into each piece of cucumber to create a sail for the cucumber ship.
Be sure to take the toothpick out of the cucumber before the first bite.