5 Healthy Toddler Lunches


Chicken Couscous

25 minutes

Serves 4; for ages 3 years and up

1. Prepare 1 cup whole-wheat couscous according to package directions, replacing water with 1-1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth. In large skillet, sauté 1/2 cup diced organic celery, 1/4 cup diced organic red bell pepper and 1/4 cup diced organic yellow bell pepper in 1-1/2 tablespoons canola oil. Microwave 1 cup diced organic red potato until nearly done; add to skillet and cook until all vegetables are tender.

2. Stir in 3 cups chopped organic spinach; 2 cups cooked and diced boneless, skinless chicken breast; 1 teaspoon lemon zest; 1 tablespoon lemon juice; and 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth. Stir until heated through. Combine with couscous and salt to taste. Serve your toddler 3/4 cup.

Per toddler serving:
193 calories; 33% protein (16 g); 47% carbohydrate (23 g); 20% fat (4 g); 2% saturated fat (0.5 g); 30 mg cholesterol; 76 mg sodium; 30 mg calcium; 1.6 mg iron; 26 mg vitamin C; 1,065 IU vitamin A; 0.3 mg vitamin B6; 0.1 mcg vitamin B12; 50 mcg folate; 4 g dietary fiber.

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