Chicken Salad Pita Sandwich
Purchase the best whole grain bread—the first label on the ingredient list should be “whole wheat flour,” not “enriched wheat flour.” Look for anywhere from 3 to 5 grams of fiber per slice of bread.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 1
- 3 ounces solid white chicken
- 1 to 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon celery salt (optional)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
- 1 medium whole wheat pita
Mash chicken with low-fat mayonnaise. Add spices, if desired.
Put in pita bread and serve.
They Won’t Be Sharing with Their Classmates
The rest of the lunch box should include: 1/2 to 1 cup of berries or a small banana; you can add a little chopped lettuce and tomato to the sandwich, for the older kids; a smart snack, such as pretzels or low-fat popcorn (for children older than 5 to 6 years old). Your kids won’t trade this lunch.