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Easy Picnic Bento Box

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Capture your favorite summer picnic in a bento box! Chicken salad gets a makeover by swapping Greek yogurt for the mayo and adding grapes.

Nutrition Tip: Greek yogurt is not only a delicious option, it contains high levels of lactic acid which promotes gut health.

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Easy Picnic Bento Box

Easy Picnic Bento Box

Capture your favorite summer picnic in a bento box! Chicken salad gets a makeover by swapping Greek yogurt for the mayo and adding grapes.

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 2/3 cup red seedless grapes
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 stalk celery, cut into thirds
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 15 raisins
  • 8 whole wheat crackers
  • 1/2 cup strawberries

Instructions

  1. Mix yogurt, honey, mustard, garlic powder, pepper and salt in large bowl. Add chicken, grapes, pecan and onions. Mix well.
  2. Assemble Ants on a Log with celery, peanut butter and raisins.
  3. Serve with crackers and strawberries.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 367Total Fat: 21gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 505mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 4gSugar: 11gProtein: 15g

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Amanda Keefer

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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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  1. How many calories for just the chicken salad?

    • Hi Michelle,

      1 serving of just the chicken salad is about 190 calories.

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