Fruited Chicken Salad with Pesto Scrolls
I decided to switch up my chicken salad and try something a little different. So I mixed together in a bowl: 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 2 teaspoons honey and 1 tablespoon of orange juice. I tossed the yogurt mixture with cooked chicken, cubed fresh peaches and red grapes sliced in half. I added a pinch of black pepper on top because honestly I love black pepper (you could skip this). This is really a pretty kid friendly salad since it has a lot of fruit and tastes somewhat sweet.
To pack this lunch I first threw in a handfull of lettuce in my Easylunchboxes (affiliate link) container. I then placed a square cookie cutter on top. I filled the cookie cutter with chicken salad and surrounded by sliced tomatoes. I then removed the cookie cutter to leave the square shape. Honestly I don’t care if it gets all tossed around because it will taste the same. I added 2 parmesan cream cheese pesto scrolls (instructions below) and some fresh raw green beans. A friend recently dropped off the green beans which were purchased at a local organic farm and I was excited to use them. Since I made the scrolls in advance this was a VERY fast, easy lunch to pack.
Simple Parmesan Cream Cheese Pesto Scrolls
- Roll out 1 can of refrigerated crescent rolls (Immaculate Baking brand used here)
- Spread a mixture of cream cheese and pesto on with a table knife or rubber spatula
- Sprinkle cream cheese mixture with grated parmesan cheese
- Roll the 2 long edges towards each other like a scroll
- Cut into 1 inch approximate sections and lay flat on your cookie sheet
- Bake as instructed on package until rolls are browning
- (I sprinkled with black pepper before baking because… I love black pepper)
I prepared food including these scrolls in advance of Evan’s (my 2 year old) tonsil and adenoid removal surgery. I am glad I did so since he has been very crabby these first couple of days post surgery. I am told days 5 and 6 are the worst… oh no! Wish me luck!
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