Cucumber Cream Cheese Tuna Roll Ups
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You are going to love this simple snack. These cucumber cream cheese tuna roll ups are a perfect finger food to serve to your kids or as an appetizer for party guests. They are delicious and super easy to make with canned tuna!
My kids love anything rolled up in a tortilla. They love a hand held food they can pick up with their fingers too. They love these little tuna roll ups and you are going to love them too. And I love that the ingredients in these are super cheap. Tortillas and tuna are some of the least expensive meal components to serve. So it’s a win win for any provider (or family).
Easy Tuna Recipes
Tuna can be a nutritious and tasty food option for kids. Tuna is a nutrient-dense fish that is an excellent source of protein and other important nutrients, including:
- Protein: Tuna is a high-quality protein source, with a 3-ounce serving of tuna containing about 22 grams of protein.
- Omega-3 fatty acids: Tuna is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for brain and heart health. It is particularly high in EPA and DHA, two types of omega-3s that are particularly beneficial.
- Selenium: Tuna is a good source of selenium, a mineral that is important for thyroid function, immune system health, and reducing inflammation.
- Niacin: Tuna is a good source of niacin, also known as vitamin B3, which is important for maintaining healthy skin, nerves, and digestion.
- Vitamin B12: Tuna is a good source of vitamin B12, which is important for brain and nervous system function, as well as the production of red blood cells.
- Phosphorus: Tuna is a good source of phosphorus, which is important for healthy bones and teeth, as well as the production of DNA and RNA.
- Potassium: Tuna is a good source of potassium, which is important for maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.
For more great tuna ideas that are kid friendly, check these out:
- Tuna Bake for Kids
- Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad
- Tuna Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping
- Tuna Melt Sandwich
- Simple Tasty Tuna Wraps
Tortilla roll-ups can be a fun and tasty snack or meal option for kids. They are easy to make and can be customized to suit a variety of tastes. And kids love ANYTHING in a tortilla. I know picky eating after 28 years of home daycare and I can attest to this. 95% of kids will eat anything in a tortilla.
Roll ups like these tuna roll ups can be a healthy option if you choose nutritious toppings such as lean protein, vegetables, and whole-grain tortillas. They can also be a fun way to introduce new foods to kids, by offering a variety of fillings and encouraging them to try different combinations. They make great lunches for the daycare and they also make great party appetizers!
Cucumbers are low in calories and are a good source of several nutrients, including:
- Vitamin C: Cucumbers contain about 14% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C in a single 300-gram cucumber.
- Vitamin K: One cucumber contains approximately 62% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin K.
- Potassium: Cucumbers are a good source of potassium, which is important for maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.
- Dietary Fiber: Cucumbers are a good source of dietary fiber, which can help improve digestion and promote feelings of fullness.
- Magnesium: Cucumbers also contain magnesium, which is important for maintaining healthy bones and muscles.
- Manganese: One cucumber contains about 10% of the daily recommended intake of manganese, which is important for the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids, and cholesterol.
- Vitamin B6: Cucumbers also contain a small amount of vitamin B6, which is important for brain development and function.
Ham Roll Ups
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Cucumber Cream Cheese Tuna Roll Ups
- 4 large flour tortillas
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 tsp dill weed
- 2 5 oz cans of tuna
- ½ large cucumber
- Add the cream cheese and dill weed to a small bowl and mix together until fully combined.
- Wash the cucumber in cold water, then cut it in half and chop half of it into small pieces.
- Spread ¼ of the mixture onto each tortilla.
- Spread ½ can of tuna onto each tortilla.
- Sprinkle ¼ of the cucumber chunks onto each tortilla.
- Starting at one end of each tortikall, start rolling, and roll until you meet the other end.
- Chill for 1 hour
- Cut into 1 inch pieces, arrange flat on a platter to serve.