Amanda's Kids' Lunch

When Tuna Comes to the Rescue

By • October 17, 2013 • 2 Comments

Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration. 

Amanda's Kids' Lunch from Food52

This past Sunday, I thought I'd get a head start on lunches, so I made a huge batch of this grain salad. After much simmering and chopping and folding, I had enough lunches for both my kids and me for the week, and I was feeling pretty proud of myself. 

On Monday morning, however, I remembered that I put almonds and hazelnut oil in the salad. Nuts In A Salad, in an age when pretty much every school is nut free -- d'oh! (I may have said a four-letter word.) And thus I was back to the Monday morning scramble. Luckily, I had poached some tuna on Sunday as well, so I mashed it up in a real hurry with some mayo and a ton of dill. Then I raided the fridge for leftovers, first unearthing some green beans, and then some cauliflower. We were out of bread, so the tuna salad was going to be great on Triscuits. Local concord grapes had dessert written all over them. And we're eating the grain salad for dinner every night this week.

What's in your lunch today? See some of the twins' past lunches

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11 months ago maryvelasquez

I hear you on the nut dilemma. My husband and I both work at "nut-free" schools, which casts a shadow on many great lunch/salad ideas. But this explains why your kids' lunches work for us!

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11 months ago Shalini

Brilliant! Now this sounds like our lunchtime scramble, as well. Bet that tuna salad was totally eaten up, and the Triscuits went down a treat!