Arr, me hearties! Creating healthy snacks together can make lunchtime even more tasty than usual. You can fill the boats with all sorts of things – ham, sweetcorn, egg…Or as it’s a sea-faring snack, why not try tuna?

What you need


Cocktail sticks

A tin of tuna (or a filling of your choice)


Cucumber or cheese slices



Helps your child to increase their vocabulary and learn how to co-operate with others

And it fills a hungry tummy with delicious, healthy food

And don’t forget, the everyday things you do together make a big difference and can help your child to grow up healthier and happier

How long will it take?

15 mins

What to do

  1. Mix the tuna and mayonnaise together in a bowl, and cut the peppers in half, removing the seeds. Then cut the cheese or cucumber into slices for the sails.

    spoon tuna into pepper
  2. Fill the peppers with the tuna mix. Put a cocktail stick through the cucumber or cheese and your kid can stick them in the middle to make a sail.

    pepper and tuna boats