This is a great way to make sure your child is getting those vital omega-3 fats in their diet by "sneaking" salmon salad inside a pita under the cover of some delicious sweet relish and cheese.
3 100% whole wheat pitas
1, 6 oz. can of red sockeye salmon
1 tbsp plain Greek-style yogurt
1 tbsp canola or olive oil-based mayonnaise
½ tbsp country style Dijon mustard or mustard of choice
6 tbsp sweet relish
6 tbsp crumbled feta cheese
Juice of a 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large handful or more of baby spinach
Side: Veggies & Dip or Dried Snacking Beans
1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips
1 handful baby carrots
1 handful grape tomatoes
3 individual containers hummus (or guacamole)
Dried edamame/ roasted soy nuts or dried chickpeas
Setting aside the pita pockets, spinach, feta, and one tablespoon of the sweet relish, combine all other ingredients in a medium sized bowl and stir until thoroughly blended. Open a pita pocket, place a bit of spinach at the bottom. Place a scoop of the salmon salad on top of the spinach to cover. Layer the feta and the remaining sweet relish over the salmon. Close the pita and place in a ziplock or wrap in foil for a healthy to-go lunch! (Repeat steps to make remaining 2 pitas.)
Side: Colorful Veggies & Dip
Slice the bell pepper into strips. Combine bell pepper strips, grape tomatoes, and hummus in a plastic container or ziplock for easy dipping in the hummus.
Throw two large handfuls of dried snack beans ( dried edamame or chic peas) into a ziplock.