Looking for a new salad idea for lunchboxes? This easy Chopped Asian salad is great for the kids…and even for you to take for lunch.
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Do you have a child who doesn’t like sandwiches? It seems Gabby is on her own version of Keto lately and most breads are off limits. Like, how can you hate a sandwich? Kids…
The funny thing is, she LOVES tortillas. So we’ve been doing a lot of wraps and other options for her lunchbox for the past year. Don’t forget about salads!
I’m honestly in shock that we’re back in school already. I feel like I got too comfortable this summer and now I’m a bit rusty with the lunchbox prep. If you’re looking for new ideas, be sure to follow my #LunchboxIdeas weekday story on Instagram.
This salad can be prepped ahead of time (leaving out the dressing, of course) and it’s so crunchy and flavorful–just what Gabby is looking for. We use a separated container to keep the peaches and chicken apart from the chopped salad and serve the dressing on the side. Sometimes she dips in the dressing, other days she mixes it herself.
Crunchy, sweet and flavorful, this lunchbox salad is sure to be a hit and a great way to switch up your kiddo's meals!
- 1 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
- 1/2 cup Teriyaki Sauce Or favorite teriyaki marinade
- 1 package Coleslaw mix
- 1/2 cup Snow Pea Pods chopped
- 2 green onions chopped
- 4 whole Pero Family Farms® mini sweet peppers seeded and chopped
- 1/4 cup Litehouse® Organic Ginger with honey dressing
- 1 whole peach or mango chopped in bite sized chunks
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped finely
- 1/4 cup wonton strips
Marinade chicken breast in teriyaki sauce overnight. Feel free to use your favorite store-bought marinade! Remove from sauce and grill, until fully cooked. Allow to cool. You can do this on a prep day, too!
In a bowl, mix cole slaw mix, cilantro, pea pods, green onions and mini sweet peppers. Toss.
To serve, pour dressing in a small container on the side. Add salad mix to lunchbox container (a mason jar is great, too...put the dressing on the bottom). Add chicken and peaches. Serve wonton strips on the side.
Keep chilled with a frozen lunchbox cooler.
The chopped salad will keep without dressing for up to 3 days. I like to prepare on a prep day to enjoy all week!
4 other sandwich-free ideas:
- Pizzadilla: a lunchbox favorite in our house. Grill a whole-grain tortilla with pizza sauce, mozzarella and pizza toppings (we usually do pepperoni and green peppers). Fold like a quesadilla and cut into wedges. Also great with ham and pineapple!
- Chef salad. Get some extra veggies in the kiddos with an easy chopped salad, topped with hard boiled eggs, lunch meat and favorite salad veggies. Serve with a side of Litehouse® Opadippity Ranch.
- Fajita roll-up: spread refried black beans, salsa, raw or cooked fajita peppers and sliced chicken in a whole grain tortilla. Top with cheese and roll up. Great served with a Wholly Guacamole® cup!
- Chicken salad with crackers. My girls love to use chicken salad as a dip, instead of on a sandwich. Make a quick chicken salad with Litehouse® ranch, shredded chicken, Sun World® grapes, celery and a sprinkle of dill. Pulse in a chopper and put in a little lunchbox cup. Serve with your favorite crackers on the side. I eat this often for lunch, too!
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