Monday Munchies: Healthy Tuna Pockets

It’s Monday and we’re hungry! We gave you a list of the 10 foods teens should eat in our September issue and now we want to show you some tasty ways to prepare them. Start the week off right with a simple, healthy, and delicious recipe that focuses on teen nutrition and that even the most kitchen-newbie can create. This week, Healthy Tuna Pockets!

Healthy Tuna Pockets

By using good-for-you tuna and skipping the mayo, you can make a tuna salad that’s heavy on the nutrients and light on the fat! Perfect for a super-healthy, easy lunch.


  • 1 5-ounce can of light tuna packed in water
  • ½ purple onion, chopped
  • 2 whole-wheat pita-bread pockets
  • ½ cup chopped carrot, celery, red pepper (whatever you have on hand)
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste



  1. Drain the tuna and put it in a bowl. Add all other ingredients to the bowl.
  2. Mix with a fork and stuff into the pita

*Bonus: Since this makes two, you can save the tuna in the fridge for the next day.

Is your teen not so excited about tuna? Try these other recipes for teen-friendly ways to serve other types of fish, like salmon.

Parmesan Fish Sticks

Baja Fish Tacos