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Buffalo Chicken Salad. By: Danielle Roller & Kirstin Hayes-Hand. Chicken breast (boneless & skinless) Buffalo Sauce Apple Celery Corn Cherry Tomatoes Romaine Salad blend Homemade low fat ranch dressing Whole wheat dinner roll. Final Product. $1.21.

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Buffalo chicken salad

Buffalo Chicken Salad

By: Danielle Roller & Kirstin Hayes-Hand

Final product

  • Chicken breast (boneless & skinless)

  • Buffalo Sauce

  • Apple

  • Celery

  • Corn

  • Cherry Tomatoes

  • Romaine Salad blend

  • Homemade low fat ranch dressing

  • Whole wheat dinner roll

Final Product


Nutritional goals for high s chool lunch

Nutritional Goals for High School Lunch

Nutritional goals for high school lunch

Nutritional Goals for High School Lunch




To lower the sodium: Reduced amount of buffalo sauce used Switched from bottled ranch dressing to homemade ranch dressing. Switched to a low sodium dressing mix


Our first school testing day, many kids commented on how the apples were their least favorite in the salad. So apples were cut into tinier pieces, and incorporated into the dressing.

Buffalo chicken salad

Cost was originally too high because of the Greek yogurt. We decided to go with the low fat plain yogurt because it would help decrease the cost from $1.75/serving to $1.21/serving, and also figured it would actually have a better consistency in relation to salad dressing.


Nutrient comparison

Nutrient Comparison

Buffalo chicken salad

Recipe Comparison

Buffalo chicken salad

  • Economic Comparison

Weekly progression graph

Weekly Progression Graph

Buffalo chicken salad


Final Product

Final data collection tool

How did the salad taste?Bad Good Awesome

How spicy was the salad?Too spicy Good Not spicy enough

Was there enough dressing on the salad? No Yes

Would you eat this salad again? No Yes

Final Data Collection Tool

Nutrition cost influences

Fat Content

Overall Cost

Tortilla Chips

  • High fat content with tortilla chips (28g)


  • High fat content with cheese (10g)

  • High meat component (3.4 oz.)


  • Fat content acceptable (2g)

  • Meat component acceptable (2.4oz.)

  • Total calories = 293

  • Minimum requirement= 750

  • Final cost = $1.21

  • Maximum cost allowed= $1.25

Nutrition & Cost Influences


  • Difficult to make meals for kids that are likeable and healthy

  • Sodium increases so easily

  • Really hard for schools to meet USDA nutrition requirements with the small budget they are given


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