Cracking the brain to come up with an easy, quick lunch box idea is stressful these days. Yes, trust me when I say that. Early in the morning that’s the first thought in my mind – What to pack for my little one? It gets even more stressful when you have little time in hand and you try your best to stuff with kid with a completely balanced food.
Whenever I shop at Costco (whole sale market in US), I like to stroll around the store to taste the samples. The best part about shopping in costco is trying their samples and one gentleman was making chicken sandwich. He made it look so simple and since it has whole wheat sandwich thins and chicken breast, I was assured that if my son eats this, he will get his carb and protein for the meal. The Costco gentleman tossed in cooked chicken, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Tore the sandwich thins into two half and smothered the chicken spread over it. Sealed it with the other half and cut them into quarters. He served one quarter to each customer. As I took a bite, I liked the meaty chunks of chicken and creamy sloppy texture of mayonnaise. I loved the simplicity in its preparation time. Anyone can make this and everyone will love its taste.
I came across this recipe in Costco. I bought a huge pack of whole wheat sandwich thins and raw boneless, skinless chicken thighs/breast from Costco. I saved the chicken thighs to make some kebobs with Mediterranean spices and boiled the remaining chicken breast in water for 20 minutes. Once cooled, I shredded the meat with a fork and save it for couple of days. I went ahead making the sandwich the same way for Sid and my husband but for me, I replaces mayo with 1 tablespoon low fat mayo and more of low fat yogurt. The addition of yogurt made it even more creamy and wet. I loved it my low fat version. It is much more healthier and has low fat per serving.
This is one of the common lunch I make for Sid these days. He just eats two quarters and feels full quickly. I serve the remaining two quarters as a snack in the evening. After a long day ay school, he finishes it right away with a glass of orange juice or milk. I am sure moms out there would love this recipe and do let me know how your little one liked it.
For vegetarians, replace chicken with paneer or tofu or cucumbers. Mix, fix, pack and you are DONE! How fast was that?
CHICKEN SANDWICH WITH SANDWICH-THINS
2 tablespoon boiled chicken chunks – shredded (boil water and cook the chicken for 20 minutes)
3-4 tablespoon full fat mayonnaise
1 tablespoon full fat yogurt (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Sandwich thin (whole wheat)
1. Mix the chicken, mayo, yogurt, salt and pepper together. Set aside.
2. Tear one sandwich thin into two halves. Smothered the spread on one half and cover with the other. Press to seal. Cut into quarters and pack or serve right away.
1. You can pre-prepara this and store in fridge for a party. It works well as a tea sandwich.
2. It is an excellent picnic food. Stays fresh upto 4-6 hours
3. This sandwich can be eaten as lunch or snack or breakfast in South Beach Diet phase 2 and 3.