Kids in the Kitchen: Bagel Snake

Recipe: Kids in the Kitchen: Bagel Snake

No need to fear this edible snake! This fun lunch is a creative take on a tuna fish salad sandwich. It’s paired with fiber-rich blueberries, and calcium-rich yogurt.






1 mini bagel
1⁄2 cup canned chunk light tuna, drained
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 small stalk celery, diced
1 small strip red bell pepper or carrot

1 cup blueberries

1⁄2 cup plain nonfat yogurt


Slice bagel, then cut each slice in half for a total of four semicircles. In a small bowl, combine tuna with mayonnaise and celery. Spread over each bagel semicircle. Wrap each of the four parts in plastic wrap. Pack two blueberries for the eyes, and a carrot or red pepper strip for a tongue. Your child can assemble the snake in class by connecting each of the bagel parts. On the side, pack remaining blueberries with yogurt for dipping.

Yields: 1 serving

Per serving: (using red bell pepper): 452 calories, 32.27 g protein, 53.2 g carbohydrates, 5.3 g fiber, 26 g sugars, 12.36 g fat, 1.62 g saturated fat, 0.03 g trans fat, 45.8 mg cholesterol, 751.3 mg sodium, 248 mg calcium, 0.93 g omega-3 fats, 169 IU vitamin A, 18 mg vitamin C, 0.53 mg vitamin E, 3.3 mg iron, 0.05 mg zinc

Lisa Drayer, M.A., R.D.,
is the author of THE BEAUTY DIET and STRONG, SLIM, and 30! For more of Lisa’s Beauty Bites, visit

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