Everything you need (just 4 ingredients!) to prepare a week's worth of healthy, low-carb lunches can be found at your neighborhood grocery store. A bag of prechopped red and green cabbage serves as the crunchy low-carb base in these chicken salad bowls, which only require 10 minutes to assemble. Top with sesame-flavored almonds and a sesame dressing and you have one irresistible lunch you'll look forward to all week. Shopping at Trader Joe's? See Tip (below) for our product recommendations.

Source: EatingWell.com, December 2019


Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cut chicken strips into bite-size pieces; set aside.

  • Measure 2 tablespoons dressing into each of 4 small lidded containers and refrigerate.

  • Divide coleslaw mix among 4 single-serving lidded containers. Top each with one-fourth of the chicken and 2 tablespoons almonds.

  • Seal the containers and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Toss with dressing just before serving.


Tip: If you shop at Trader Joe's, use these products to make this recipe: Grilled Seasoned White Meat Chicken Strips, Organic Toasted Sesame Dressing and Sesame Honey Almonds.

To make ahead: Refrigerate dressing and salad separately for up to 4 days. Top salad with dressing just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 meal-prep container and 2 Tbsp. dressing each
330 calories; protein 22.7g; carbohydrates 13.6g; dietary fiber 2.3g; sugars 9.1g; fat 21.6g; saturated fat 3.9g; cholesterol 55mg; vitamin a iu 2262.1IU; vitamin c 27mg; calcium 100.7mg; iron 2.8mg; potassium 47.1mg; sodium 492.5mg; added sugar 5g.

4 1/2 fat, 2 lean protein, 1 vegetable