Kids in the Kitchen: Butterfly Sandwich

Recipe: Kids in the Kitchen: Butterfly Sandwich

This is a great use of rotisserie chicken from dinner the night before. Sandwich cutters can turn an ordinary lunch into a fun meal when your child opens his or her lunch box!






3 ounces seasoned rotisserie chicken breast, diced
1⁄2 small apple, diced
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 slices whole wheat bread
1 kalamata olive, sliced into four pieces

1⁄2 large pear, sliced
2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips

1 light string cheese


Combine chicken, apple, and mayo. Using a butterfly-shaped or other sandwich cutter (there are lots of great ones to choose from!), cut out shapes from two slices of whole wheat bread, then place the chicken salad in between. Place an olive slice on each “wing” of the butterfly.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips for about 45 seconds, stirring once every 15 seconds, until chocolate is fully melted. Dip the tip of each pear slice in the chocolate and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for about 5 minutes, until chocolate is hardened. Pack these chocolate dipped pear slices on the side along with a string cheese.

Yields: 1 serving

Per serving: 588 calories, 31.24 g protein, 69.63 g carbohydrates, 9.85 g fiber, 28.53 g sugars, 20.87 g fat, 6.15 g saturated fat, 0.03 g trans fat, 53.3 mg cholesterol, 1239.5 mg sodium, 275.9 mg calcium, 0.76 g omega-3 fats, 349.2 IU vitamin A, 8.37 mg vitamin C, 0.72 mg vitamin E, 2.3 mg iron, 0.17 mg zinc

Lisa Drayer, M.A., R.D.,
is the author of THE BEAUTY DIET and STRONG, SLIM, and 30! For more of Lisa’s Beauty Bites, visit

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