Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Good For You Lunch

I often get off track when trying to eat healthy while balancing an intense work/social life.  If there is one thing I have learned on my journey, it’s that it can be difficult to create delicious, good for you meals on the go. 

Today, I have a delicious and easy recipe for lunch on the go.  You can easily make this the night before and simply put it together at lunchtime.  Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps substitutes crisp lettuce in place of tortillas  -- ultimately creating a good for you wrap featuring Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken and crunchy vegetables tossed in an Asian-sesame dressing.   I hope you enjoy the recipe!

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps 
From Campbell’s Kitchen®
Prep: 10 minutes

1 can (12.5 ounces)* Swanson® Premium White Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained
2 medium carrots, shredded (about 1 cup)
3/4 cup diced red pepper
4 green onions, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup reduced fat Asian-style sesame salad dressing
6 large Bibb or iceberg lettuce leaves

1.     Stir the chicken, carrots, pepper, onions and dressing in a medium bowl.
2.     Divide the chicken mixture among the lettuce leaves. Fold the lettuce leaves around the filling and serve immediately.

P.S. To make this even easier to eat while on the go – consider chopping up the lettuce and eating this as a chopped salad!  You get the same taste in a less messy and more travel friendly format!

Best, and until next time, Kaitlin!


Jenn said...

My favorite lunch is chicken salad with apples, nuts or with chinese noodles and water chestnuts in it on fresh toasted bread.

mstyle10 said...

I love tuna salad on lettuce with fruit on the side!

kamewh said...

My favorite lunch is a chicken salad sandwich with chicken, mayo, celery, salt, pepper, oregano and basil.

Julie said...

crab salad

GoldenOrchard said...

My favorite healthy lunch is chicken & pecan salad on a tomato basil wrap w/ feta cheese


Livin' The Lyrics said...

I love a chicken salad sandwich with avocado and bean sprouts!

Fae V said...
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wildflower00 said...

I love chicken salad on lettuce. Yum!!

April said...

My favorite lunch is oven baked chicken w/ leamon & basil. So yummy & fresh & juicy !

Lexiquin said...

If I want to really indulge, I eat a chicken salad made with Swanson's Premium Chunk Chicken, chopped apples & celery, dried cranberries or dried cherries, toasted almonds or candied pecans. If I'm in a hurry (not to mention afraid I'll over-do on the calories), I just open a can of Swanson Premium Chunk Chicken and eat it as is :)
Now I'm hungry.

Shannon said...

My favorite lunch is chicken salad with light mayo and sweet pickle relish with a piece of fruit.

Corrinne said...
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hairgirl66 said...

I think this sounds like a yummy recipe! I would do as you suggested and cut the lettuce up and eat as a salad! Thanks for the idea!

Lisa said...

These look great! I like chicken salad with grapes and walnuts. Also good in a wrap.

Janet said...

I love making Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps for lunch or dinner. They're a deliciously sneaky way to get my family to eat healthier. ;-)