Toddler Meal: Chicken Pockets with Raspberry-Peach Salsa

Julie Ryan Evans
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Summer FruitThe fruits of summer are ripe and delicious and so nutritious for our children that I'm trying to work them into my toddler daughter's meal every chance I get.

Here' a great recipe from ilunchbox.com for a chicken pocket sandwich that has a yummy fruit salsa, which she loves. It packs well in her lunch for summer camp, and it's easy to throw together with leftover chicken from dinner.

Chicken Pockets with Raspberry-Peach Salsa (from ilunchbox.com)

 

Ingredients

Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 peach, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 2 teaspoons fresh, chopped mint
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries, rinsed and drained

Filling:

  • 2 cups of boneless, skinless chicken cooked and sliced, cubed or shredded
  • 4 pita pockets*
  • 4 large leaves of lettuce or 1 cup of mixed baby greens
  • 4 teaspoons of mayo

How-To

Whisk together orange juice and balsamic vinegar.

Add peaches, mint and raspberries and mix carefully until combined.

Spread 1 teaspoon of mayo into each of the pita pockets, then line one side with lettuce.

Put about 1/2 cup of chicken in each pocket along with a 1/8 cup of the salsa.

Do not overfill the pockets or they will split.

Tip: The easiest way to open a pita pocket is to cut the top 1/3 off, then warm them slightly in the toaster oven.  Gently open the pocket so that you can start filling it.  After it is filled, wrap the pita much like a loose burrito in parchment paper or tin foil.  Toast the leftover pita and use as chips and serve with hummus.

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Image via WordRidden/Flickr

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