Saturday, May 23, 2009

Do-It-Your-Self Salads

This is one of my kids' favorite meals. It's simple, easy, healthy, and doesn't require you to heat anything up.

This is the idea.

Fill up a large salad bowl with a mix of your favorite salad greens, washed and dried. I use romaine and spinach.

Wash, chop, and prep your family's favorite salad toppers, ie: avacado, tomatoes, carrots, edamame, olives, or whatever you like.

Scour the fridge for whatever else would be nice as a topping, like lunch meat (chopped), leftover meat, hard boiled eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, feta, frozen peas, ...?

Scour the pantry for croutons, nuts, or dried fruit like craisins

Put each topping on a plate and set the salad, toppings, and any salad dressings you have on the table.

Make sure the kids wash their hands first.

Then, let them make their own salad on their plate and allow them to use their hands to create it. This is so much fun for little ones!



  1. I love this idea! I think it's be fun for an adult party- have everyone brink a couple of items...

  2. This is how we always make salad at our house. It's nice for kids who don't like certain items too. Everyone's happy and complaining is at a minimum.