Fruity chicken salad pitas with the Bigger Wichita YMCA

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – What little ones consume impacts how they study.

Proof hyperlinks balanced ingesting and actual physical action with academic accomplishment, in accordance to a report by the CDC.

KSN teamed up with the Better Wichita YMCA to make an uncomplicated, wholesome and filling meal for your child’s lunchbox or to consume right after faculty.

“A large amount of periods when we pack too substantially meals, they have a tendency to get genuinely tired. They need to have that electrical power to maintain them going for the relaxation of the working day,” Newman stated.

Newman teaches the Junior Chef Academy course for the Larger Wichita YMCA, where by young children find out basic culinary techniques and practice earning recipes.

Underneath is the recipe for fruity chicken salad pitas, featuring various fruits and vegetables.

“Kids appreciate colours. When they see anything colorful, it’s more eye-catching to them,” Newman stated.

Fruity Hen Salad Pitas


Ginnie Newman with the Larger Wichita YMCA walks by how to make wholesome hen pita pockets for your child’s lunchbox.
  • 1 cup cubed hen
  • 1/2 cup chopped apple
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened crushed pineapple, perfectly drained
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  •  1/4 cup mayonnaise
  •  1 teaspoon lemon juice
  •  1/4 teaspoon onion powder (Optional)
  • 4 pita pocket halves


  • Merge the to start with 9 substances. Fill pita halves with hen combination.

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