Do you often have trouble getting your kids to eat their fruits and vegetables? You're not alone. However, it's not impossible. The key is to look for fun ways to incorporate these foods into their diet. More importantly, you want to look for combinations that use foods they already love. Whether it's fruit salad kabobs or a taco salad, these are salads your kids will love.
Salads Your Kids Will Love
Fruit Salad Kabobs
This is a fun salad to make ahead of time to have for a quick breakfast or to stash as a snack in the fridge. You can use any kind of fruits you want and you can even cut the fruits into shapes your kids will love. Just skewer the fruit onto sticks, cover in plastic wrap, and store in the fridge. If you want to make these truly irresistible to kids, add a couple marshmallows to each kabob and include a dipping sauce of yogurt.
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
If your kids love buffalo wings, they will love this salad. All you need to do is saute chicken tenders in olive oil until golden brown and cooked through. Toss with buffalo sauce and set aside to cool. Next, boil four servings of bow-tie pasta, drain, and rinse in cool water. Toss the chicken and pasta with chopped celery, bell peppers, green onion, grape tomatoes, and ranch dressing. Store in the fridge for at least two hours before serving.
Grilled Fruit Salad with Frozen Yogurt
Another delicious treat is to grill different kinds of fruit for a warm fruit salad and top with frozen yogurt. It's a dessert that you don't have to feel guilty about. Try grilling pineapple, peaches, and plums and topping with cherry frozen yogurt.
Last, but not least, what child doesn't love tacos? A taco salad is a great way to get your kids to eat lots of veggies. Start with a base of crushed tortilla chips then pile on the lettuce and tomatoes before adding a serving of taco meat, cheese, sour cream, and salsa. The meat and other toppings will help flavor the lettuce and tomatoes and make them more enjoyable for kids.
Fruits and vegetables don't have to be left on the plate. These salads are great recipes for getting your kids to eat healthier foods. Best of all though, these are recipes that both children and adults can enjoy. Play around with the fruits and vegetables used so that you can use these recipes each week.