Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Low Calorie Low Sodium Lunch

For those of us going to the conventions this summer (and still trying to lose weight), it can be a scary prospect. You want your lunch to taste good, but you don't want all the calories that come along with it. This is a tasty quick lunch that leaves you full and happy.

Indian Chicken Salad Pita

1 1/2 tbs light mayonnaise
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp curry powder
4 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 tbs cucumber (without skin, pared, seeded, chopped)
1 1/2 tbs chopped fresh red onion
1 Gluten Free Pita Bread (4 inches) or use regular Gluten Free sandwich bread. ( I like Rudi's, it doesn't have a funky aftertaste.)
2 pieces of fresh lettuce

1.) On the grill or under the broiler, grill the chicken breast. Chop.
2.) In a medium bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, lime juice and curry. Add the chicken, cucumber, and onion, mixing well.
3.) Spoon the mixture evenly into the pita halves. Add the lettuce, serve immediately.

You can double or even triple the recipe to make sure you have enough for the three days. Make sure that you remember to place your chicken salad in a sealed container and keep it cold via ice chest or the hotel room fridge.

Nutritional Stats:
Calories: 310
Carbohydrates: 21.4g
Fat: 10g
Sodium: 426.8mg
Protein: 33.6g
Potassium: 554.6mg


  1. for a variation you can add grapes, apples, walnuts and/or family is big curry chicken salad fans. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Thanks for the added suggestions! Will definitely do that next time. :)