green soba noodles and tuna easy kids meal

Super Greens and Super Omega 3s for an easy kids meal

My kids love this dish. Its a great fill them up and healthy meal.  Lots of Omega 3, Protein and all the good stuff in Broccoli

Easy Family Noodles with Tuna Meatballs and Greens



Green Tea Soba Noodles (these were in our supermarket in the international foods section Hakubuku Japanese Noodles)

1 Tinned Tuna 440g

1 Tablespoon Chia seeds (i used white but you can use either)

2 Tablespoons Plain Flour - Plus some extra for coating

2 Eggs

1 Teaspoon crushed garlic (jar is fine)

1 Teaspoon finely chopped chives ( or i have used packet fried shallots or spring onions or 1/4 finely chopped spanish onion)

1 Teaspoon finely chopped Mint Leaves (you can use dried)

1 1/2 Cups Broccoli Florets

1 cup Green Peas ( i used frozen)

Oil or spray for frying



Tuna Meatballs

  1. In a large bowl whisk up the two eggs. Use a fork and keep it for mixing the rest.
  2. Drain the Tuna well and add to the eggs
  3. Scatter over the Garlic, Mint, Chives and Chia seeds and mix them in well
  4. Add the flour, mix it up with your fork and it should all come together.
  5. Use a teaspoon to gather consistent amounts and using fingertips roll into ball
  6. Roll into extra flour and set aside. Make all your small meatballs before you start cooking.
  7. Gently pan fry over medium to high heat.  This makes just over 30 little balls i can get them all into one large fry-pan.
  • I steamed my veggies which took about ten minutes and noodles follow the packet directions but should take about ten i would think so as your meatballs are cooking pop your noodles on and your veggies in and it should all be ready at the same time for serving.


  • If you'd like a sauce to go with it i usually just drizzle a little sweet soy across it all once ready.  You could also forgo the tuna and serve the noodles and veggies with Fish.


  • This would serve small main size four with leftover noodles you can always add more veggies or make more tuna meatballs (add one more egg for 440g tin)
  • We have these Tuna Meatballs with rice or salad and they are great for lunchboxes.


green tea soba noodles with tuna meatballs easy family dinner














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+1 # Bake Play Smile 2014-10-17 07:52
Oh delicious!!! I love tuna so much! Why oh why have I never made tuna meatballs! This is going on my list of dinners for next week. xx
0 # Mums Take Five 2014-10-25 22:47
Quoting Bake Play Smile:
Oh delicious!!! I love tuna so much! Why oh why have I never made tuna meatballs! This is going on my list of dinners for next week. xx

Tuna Meatballs are awesome love! instant dinner x
+1 # Erin 2014-10-23 21:06
I always feel so smug making dinner with a tin of tuna. So cheap! This looks really yummy! x
+1 # Boiled Eggs & Soldie 2014-10-23 23:35
These look great and I'm sure my kids would like them so will definitely give them a try.
+1 # Bake Play Smile 2014-10-24 07:27
I love this recipe - such a great way to include a bit more tuna in my diet! Thanks so much for joining our Fabulous Foodie Fridays link up! xxx
+1 # Simone 2014-10-24 10:19
These look great. My girls will love them. Can't wait to try! I will look out for the green tea noodles at the supermarket as I have never used them before. (ps found you via FFF) :)
0 # Emma Fahy Davis 2014-10-26 11:11
How have I never thought of making tuna meatballs before?! I think I might make some of these for this week's lunchboxes! Thanks for the inspiration!