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Kid-friendly Omega-3 Pita Pocket

Serves 3

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.

Ingredients

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)

OR

Dried edamame/ roasted soy nuts or dried chickpeas

Directions

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.

or

Throw two large handfuls of dried snack beans ( dried edamame or chic peas) into a ziplock.

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