Your child may take a sandwich for lunch, but lunch meat can be loaded with sodium and nitrites. Try this grilled chicken salad on a whole-wheat bread or packed in a bento box with whole-grain crackers and veggies.
1 cup diced grilled chicken breast
¼ cup diced celery
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
½ lemon, juiced
Black pepper, to taste
Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
Serve on whole-wheat bread as a sandwich, or in a bento box with whole-grain crackers and sliced vegetables such as cucumbers, carrots
Serving size: ½ cup
Calories: 150; Total fat: 5g; Saturated fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 60mg; Sodium: 170mg; Carbohydrate: 3g; Dietary fiber: 0g; Sugars: 1g; Protein 22g