If your house is anything like ours, you are bracing yourself for the next half term extra curricular rota, the likely arrival of colds and sniffles and the looming milestone of Christmas rapidly approaching over the horizon.
The clocks go back on Saturday 28th October and I don’t know about you but the loss of an extra hour’s daylight means there seems to be less time to do everything!
So what with school drop offs, football, ballet, Tae-Kwondo, shopping and looking after my elderly parents, finding the time to come up with a nutritious meal that the kids will eat (yes, I mean Ieuan), is a bit of a challenge.
I need meals and snacks that are tasty but nutritious and, ideally, can be prepped in about 15 minutes. Otherwise, it takes an age to get the kids fed and up to bed when we return after the kids’ sporting sessions.
A simple, tasty and nutritious solution to this is Princes Tuna and there is a great range of ready to eat Princes tuna Fillers (tuna chunks mixed with veggies and sauce) to help you knock up a delicious meal in minutes. Plus you get the avoid the guilt of serving up pizza for the third time in a week (or is that just me)?!
For example there’s Princes Mexican Tuna Filler: tuna with kidney beans in a spicy dressing and Princes New York deli: tuna with sweetcorn and cool mustard mayo. All the filler varieties are full of protein but low in saturated fat
Princes challenged us to try two quick and easy meals using their protein packed tuna and here’s what we came up with.
Oven baked Sweet Potato with the potato skin rubbed in olive oil and well salted so that it is crispy, filled with Princes New York Deli Filler. (Alternatively just pop in the microwave for extra speed!)
We served ours with a Superhero Side Salad of carrot batons, cucumber sticks and red pepper slices. Your 5 a day right there if you include the sweet potato and sweetcorn.
We made these using tortilla wraps and filling them with a mixture of Princes Tuna Chunks in Springwater, chopped baby peppers, baby tomatoes, grated cheddar and a light mayo.
What could be simpler – or tastier? These are great to foil wrap and take along for post sport snacks – much healthier than Ieuan’s general choice of Quavers, Oasis and any other substance guaranteed to give Jamie Oliver a fit of the vapours.
So there you have it. Having some Princes Tuna Deli Fillers (or tinned tuna) to hand should earn you some brownie points from the kids which you might, just might be able to trade in for 30 minutes peace and quiet while you watch Emmerdale, paint your nails or pair up the sock mountain lurking in the laundry basket.
But I wouldn’t count on it. At least the kids will be well fed though.