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Chicken Pasta Salad

Pediatric Fitness

Chicken Pasta Salad

2 cups cooked small seashell or macaroni or tri-color rotini pasta (about 1 cup uncooked) 
1 ½ cup canned chicken (drained) 
1 cup diced bell peppers (red or green or a combination) 
1 cup shredded yellow squash (about 1 medium) 
½ cup sliced carrots 
½ cup sliced green onions 
½ cup corn (frozen and thawed or canned and rinsed) 
½ cup frozen peas (thawed) 
1 15-ounce can black beans (drained and rinsed) 
½ cup fat free Italian dressing

Chicken Pasta Salad is a Healthy and Fun Recipe for Kids from the UW Health Pediatric Fitness ClinicCook pasta according to package directions omitting salt and fat, drain; rinse.
 
Combine first nine ingredients in a large bowl (pasta through black beans). Toss gently with salad dressing (fat free Ranch may be substituted for Italian).
 
Chill for several hours to blend flavors.
 
Makes 7 servings
 
Nutrition Information
 
230 calories
4.5 g total fat
1 g saturated fat
18 g protein
28 g total carbohydrate
6 g dietary fiber
550 mg sodium