Kid-friendly Salads

Five summer salads made just for kids, but moms love them too.

Cabbage Apple Salad
2 c. shredded cabbage (I buy bagged coleslaw for this)
3 apples, seeded and chopped. any color
2 T dried cranberries
2 T sliced almonds


1/2 c. light mayo (I used Light Best Foods)
2 T sugar
1/8 c. white vinegar
§ 1 TBL poppy seeds

Spinach Poppyseed Vinagrette
1 bunch romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
1 bunch spinach leaves, washed and chopped
1 bunch green leaf lettuce, washed and chopped
2 cans mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 c. dried cranberries or pomegranate seeds
1/2 red onion, chopped
5 ounces pecans (plain. Optional way to include pecans is roasted with 1/4 cup butter
and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Baked in oven at 400 degrees for 8 minutes (or until butter and
brown sugar begins to brown.

1/2 c.oil
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
1/2 T dry mustard
1/4 t. salt
1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Pepper Rainbow Salad
1 Zucchini, chopped
1/4 red onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 orange bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
Italian Dressing
Feta cheese

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and chill until ready to eat (at least 1 hour or longer)
Triple Bean Salad Salsa
3 tomatoes, sliced and chopped
2 avocados diced

2 c. black eyed peas
1/8- ¼ c. zesty Italian dressing

Slowly stir all ingredients together. Served with baked corn chips, or eat with a spoon!

Classic Salad Bar
cherry tomatoes
chopped chicken (leftover from Sunday’s dinner)
hard boiled eggs
black beans
Romaine lettuce
Green leaf lettuce
Iceberg lettuce
Homemade croutons
Homemade lime dressing:

2 T lime
2 T light sour cream
2 t. diion style mustard
2 T chopped parsley
1/2 c. olive oil
1 t. sugar
pinch of salt

Amy Roskelley

Super Healthy Kids

Teaching Kids and Parents Healthy Habits for Life

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