Last week was a tough one. My husband worked a lot of overtime and my youngest decided to use the same timing to try the “terrible two’s” on for size. By Friday I was exhausted, so I decided we’d take it easy, do some quiet activities and get takeout for lunch on the way home.
We went to the library (I’m a big supporter of the library for both kids and adults – Go to your local library!) and as we were leaving I said we were going to stop and get lunch before going home. My oldest daughter, however, didn’t want french fries (weirdo); she wanted an almond butter and honey sandwich which she simply refers to as “lunch”. That’s how often she insists on having that particular meal.
I didn’t think there would be anything for me to eat until I remembered the can of tuna in the pantry and the large bag of one of my favorite ingredients, sweet baby peppers. I knew what I would do! Tuna salad sweet baby pepper boats sounded just right.
Tuna salad with a ton of mayonnaise isn’t my cup of tea, but I do like the creaminess that the mayo adds, so I always add some Dijon mustard for added creaminess and for a bit of tang. No one likes a bland tuna salad, am I right?
I put some fresh lemon juice in this time, and I really liked the pop of fresh flavor it brought. The bright flavors of lemon and Dijon along with the cool, crispy baby peppers make this just the perfect easy, healthy lunch.
These tuna salad baby bell pepper boats would be an excellent make ahead healthy lunch to take to work, or the perfect little handheld bite for a luncheon. I loved that I could use one hand to eat while helping my little ones eat their lunches simultaneously. Multitasking is a mom’s greatest strength! It is also completely necessary if you want to survive the day.