This canned tuna salad hand roll is the best sushi for kids because they can easily make and eat it themselves. Check out a three year old sushi chef! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

Canned Tuna Sushi for Kids

This canned tuna salad hand roll is seriously the best sushi for kids, because they can easily make and eat it themselves. Check out our three year old sushi chef! … Read more

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Whole Grain Shells and Cheese Recipe and $100 Amazon Giveaway

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When I was a child, my number-one requested dinner was shells and cheese. I loved the day-glo yellow cheeselike product that smothered the tuna and peas my mother mixed in, her attempt to add some nutritional value. I found the little shell pasta perfectly shaped to hold pools of sauce, and could eat three servings in one sitting. Unfortunately, as an adult, no matter how fondly I remember this popular kids’ meal, the reality just doesn’t measure up. I don’t know if the formula has changed or if my tastes have grown more sophisticated, but the same processed meal no longer satisfies and actually makes me feel a little sick. So of course I’ve been on a quest to create a healthy homemade version of this childhood favorite. I’ve learned that a simple butter roux makes a great base for a homemade cheese sauce. But I’ve spent quite some time searching for the perfect whole grain pasta shells. Imagine my excitement when I was offered an opportunity to review Barilla® Whole Grain pasta and opened my package to find a box of whole grain shells shining out at me like a beacon from the depths of packing paper and cardboard.

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My Favorite Tuna Salad Recipe

I LOVE tuna salad sandwiches!  I try not to make them too often because of the whole mercury thing, but I feel like a little kid whenever I eat one.  This is the recipe I made up when I was about 6.  If a six year old can make it, you KNOW it’s easy tuna salad!  This is another great way to use those hard boiled eggs.

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