Car-Tuna Take-Alongs

A meal-in-one, close the lid on these curry-flavored stuffed sandwich rolls for a quick portable lunch. Tuna or chicken...raisins or fruit bits. This easy, versatile recipe is sure to please.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder (optional)
  • 1 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins or Fruit Bits
  • 1/2 cup diced celery, or red or green bell pepper
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 1 12-ounce can or two 6-ounce cans tuna packed in water, drained, or 1-1/4 cups chopped cooked chicken (2 small chicken breasts)
  • 6 small round or oval sandwich rolls
  • Sun-Maid Natural Raisins, or Tart Cherries and Mixed Fruit for decorating
  • Directions:

    COMBINE mayonnaise, yogurt and curry powder in medium bowl. Add raisins or fruit bits, celery or bell pepper, and green onion. Stir in tuna or chicken.
    CUT a 1/2-inch slice off the top of each roll. With fingers or a fork, pull out some of the soft center. (Reserve for breadcrumbs, if desired.) Fill hollow with about 1/2 cup sandwich filling and cover with top.

    OPTIONAL: Decorate as a "car" or "teddy bear" with some of the ideas below. Use toothpicks to hold together until serving - remove toothpicks before eating.
    WRAP sandwiches individually for lunch boxes or picnics and keep cool with icepacks.

    "Car-Tuna"
    Wheels - dried apricot with a raisin in the center
    Wheel fenders - dried apple slices
    Headlights - raisins or dried cherries

    "Teddy Bear Face"
    Ears - dried apricots
    Eyes - raisins or dried cherries
    Nose - prune
    Mouth - dried apple slice

    Makes 6 sandwiches.

    Nutrients per Sandwich: Calories 220; Protein 15g; Fat 2g; Carbohydrate 35g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Cholesterol 15mg; Sodium 475 mg