“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
By July 16, 2012Published:
"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 …
- For Salad:
- 3 cups Mixed baby lettuce
- 1/2 White onion optional; diced
- 1 medium Avocado sliced
- 1 cup Blackberries
- 1 cup Blueberries
- 1 Red bell pepper chopped
- 1 medium Tomato chopped
- For Dressing:
- 3/4 cup Buttermilk or 1/2 cup yogurt+ 1/4 cup water
- 1 tbsp Poppy seeds
- 1 tbsp Apple cider Vinegar
- 1 tsp Honey or agave
- 1 tsp Sea salt
- Black pepper
- 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.