Monday’s Meal: Kids’ School Lunches
August 13th, 2012
Hi everyone! I can’t believe we’re halfway through August already. That means, it’s back to school time for some of our kids! I like sending lunches to school with my kids because A) it’s cheaper! And B) I can have more control over the foods and nutrition my children are consuming while they are away from me. However, every year it seems I get in a rut with lunches. So I started doing research on kids lunches. I even bought a cute little crust remover/stamper from Krustbuster see how cute it is?
So anyway, I came across a website that had lots of ideas for school lunches. I’ve never sent thermoses with them before, but I think we’ll give that a shot this year. Thanks to About.com for the lunch ideas! I will be posting lunch ideas for the next few weeks, starting with my favorite recipe!
Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries
The walnuts or pecans add some crunch, but you can leave them out if you’d like. Serve this well-seasoned chicken salad in ciabatta bread as a sandwich, or serve in lettuce leaves for a lighter luncheon. Light mayonnaise may be used in this salad.Here’s a Large Photo
of the chicken salad.
- 3 cups diced cooked chicken
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 2 to 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
- 1/2 cup diced apple
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, optional
- 4 to 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/8 teaspoon curry powder, or to taste, optional
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- lettuce leaves
Combine the chicken, cranberries, celery, onion, apple, and walnuts, if using.In a cup or small bowl combine 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise. the lemon juice, curry powder, if using, and salt and pepper. Stir into the chicken, adding more mayonnaise as needed and for taste. Line bread or rolls with lettuce and spread chicken salad on the bread or serve the chicken salad on lettuce-lined plates.
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