Kid-Friendly Antioxidant Berry Salad

“Kid-friendly salad” sounds like an oxymoron. Surprising as it may sound, you can get your kids to eat salads! The key rule in getting your children to enjoy salads is: include  kid-friendly ingredients. It’s is unlikely that a child who hates tomatoes and spinach would eat a tomato-spinach salad, even if you hide the tomatoes under a pile of cucumbers and chop the spinach really fine.

This antioxidant berry salad contains blueberries, blackberries and kid-friendly buttermilk poppyseed dressing ( vegan option for a dressing is included.) The salad is colorful and fun to dig into. I served it with healthy mac and cheese muffins at my son’s birthday celebration and the salad was gone before I knew it.

Vegan option: Instead of buttermilk, blend 1/4 cup presoaked cashews and 1/2 cup of water until smooth. Use 2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar instead of 1 tbsp.

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Kid-Friendly Antioxidant Berry Salad

Kid-Friendly Antioxidant Berry Salad

By Dr. Anastasia Published: July 16, 2012

    "Kid-friendly salad" sounds like an oxymoron. Surprising as it may sound, you can get your kids to eat salads! The key rule in getting …

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. Arrange lettuce leaves on a large serving platter. Sprinkle with onions. Place avocado slices on top. Divide the platter onto four squares and place blueberries into one square, blackberries - into another one, chopped pepper -into the third one and chopped tomato into the last one. Mix all dressing ingredients together. Pour dressing over the salad and serve.

      About Dr. Anastasia

      Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition. She is a homeschooling mother of four boys and a girl. Dr. Anastasia starred on a yoga TV show. She also produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs. Dr. Anastasia speaks four languages and loves doing crafts with her children. She adores sharing her easy healthy family recipes with other mothers.

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