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Lunchbox tuna and mayonnaise sandwich rolls

Rowena Dumlao-Giardina resides in Italy, cooking and photographing her family's interesting meals on Apron and Sneakers. After moving to Italy in 1999 from the Philippines, she has traveled extensively around the country and the rest of ...

Pretty sandwiches for the kids' lunchboxes

A plain old tuna and mayo sandwich can be made interesting, too. Surprise your kids with pretty rolled-up sandwiches when they open their lunchboxes.

Pretty sandwiches for the kids' lunchboxes

Packed lunchboxes can get ho-hum! And if the kids find the food we packed too boring, they might not eat it. As parents, we need to reach out to them with a powerful message of fun! Surprising them with newly-dressed old sandwiches can do the trick. Let's try with this simple sandwich!

Lunchbox tuna and mayonnaise sandwich rolls recipe

Makes 5 sandwiches


  • 9 ounces canned tuna (preferably preserved in olive oil), drained
  • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise (adjust amount)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 5 long sandwich breads


  1. In a bowl, mix the tuna, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Adjust the quantity of the ingredients according to how you want it.
  2. Flatten the bread lightly with a rolling pin.
  3. Spread the tuna and mayonnaise on the bread. Roll to close then secure with a colorful paper napkin and a string.

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