Chicken Pasta Salad
Instead of sandwiches, Abbey Chan (daughter of registered dietitian Sue Mah) loves taking pasta to school for lunch. This recipe took 3rd prize in a recipe contest for kids.
3 1/2 cups (875 mL) Cooked short whole wheat pasta
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Diced cooked chicken
1 large carrot, coarsely grated
1 cup (250 mL) Diced cucumber
1/4 cup (60 mL) Low fat Caesar salad dressing
1. In a large bowl, combine pasta, chicken, carrot and cucumber.
2. Drizzle with dressing and stir to combine well.
3. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
Makes: 1 L (4 cups)
Nutrition information for 250 mL (1 cup): Calories: 315, Protein: 23 g, Fat: 10 g, Carbohydrate: 37 g, Fibre: 4 g, Sodium: 325 mg