Easy Healthy Lunchbox Ideas + {Pineapple Chicken Salad}

You may remember I launched a new lunchbox series on the blog last month... remember... on the last day of school? Turns out these lunchbox meals are perfect for summer camp, or the park, or just to eat on a plate in your dining room too. Or you can pin them for August when the kiddos go back to school. 

Beautiful, Glorious Fruit!

I don't know about you, but when summertime rolls around, I love adding fruit to allllllllllllllll the things. Strawberries in creamsicles, watermelon in salsa, blueberries in breakfast parfaits, and pineapple in chicken salad. And isn't it nice that the organic fresh fruit is so much more affordable during these summer months?! The rest of the year, I honestly prefer to use frozen.

pineapple

This healthy lunchbox meal consists of:

  1. pineapple chicken salad
  2. sesame crackers
  3. carrots
  4. seaweed
  5. strawberries
  6. water - to drink 

Want to see what was in my last lunchbox meal? If so, click here.

silk easy lunchbox idea

This pineapple chicken salad is made with Silk's new pineapple dairy-free yogurt alternative, diced pineapple, shredded carrots, crunchy cashews, and some spices. 

pineapple chicken salad

What's so special about this Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative?

  • IT PROVIDES 6 GRAMS OF PLANT-BASED PROTEIN PER SERVING.
  • IT HAS NO CHOLESTEROL, DAIRY, LACTOSE, GLUTEN, CARRAGEENAN OR CASEIN.
  • IT’S MADE WITH REAL FRUIT, WITHOUT ANY ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS OR COLORS.
  • AND THE TASTE? IT'S SUPRISINGLY CREAMY AND AMAZING!
  • IT IS EASY TO SUB INTO MY OTHER RECIPES THAT CALL FOR GREEK YOGURT! LIKE THIS ONE OR THIS ONE.

I love the balance of nutrients here. But, you know what I love even more? The fact that Babycakes couldn't keep her hands off of it! She loved (and devoured) literally every bite.

silk easy lunchbox idea

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions, recipe, beautiful photography and text are all mine.

Pineapple Chicken Salad

Description

Pineapple Chicken Salad /// via Nosh and Nourish

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 cup
shredded cooked chicken
1⁄3 cup
diced fresh pineapple (or sub canned)
1⁄3 cup
Silk pineapple dairy-free yogurt alternative
1⁄2 tablespoon
Soy Sauce (or sub coconut aminos)
1⁄2 tablespoon
Molasses
1⁄8 teaspoon
Garlic Powder
1 tablespoon
shredded carrot
1⁄3 cup
cashews (I used salted)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients together into a small mixing bowl.
  2. Stir until throughly combined. 
  3. Serve cold with crackers or on bread, or refrigerate for later use.

Yields 4 Servings