Alright, no matter how many times I go grocery shopping I am still perplexed when I think about “whats for dinner tonight? Actually, the real question is what kid-approved dinner can I get on the table? The one thing I always do is get fresh produce every week…so check! I have veggies. Okay now how to use them to make something that we will all eat? Getting kids on the salad kick isn’t always easy. My trick is to put things in the salad that are easy for them to pop in their mouth and that they already like to eat. Once they get a taste of that chickpea lolling around that lime honey vinaigrette. Slowly but surely they are hooked! You can always ‘beef up’ (no pun intended…) any of these delectable salads by adding your favorite protein. Here is a list of kid-approved, dinner worthy salads that are seriously filling!
Chopped salad pizza
Sometimes you want to change it up a bit. What goes well with a chilled glass of wine…well so MANY things. This meal is so easy, quick and…delicious! Oh and it is pizza… Where was that glass of wine again? Mmm…enjoy!
Fresh black bean salad
This recipe has black beans, and a pile of fresh veggies in a zesty lime dressing that just really hits the spot. You can grill a skewer of shrimp and serve up this salad with some salt and lime tortilla chips for the little kids and big kids alike!
Grilled Potato Salad with Almond-Basil Chimichurri and 7-Minute Eggs
Potatoes and eggs with a sweet and salty dressing and a hunk of warm bread? Umm…yes please!
Honey Lime Shrimp and Avocado salad
You can even add Romaine lettuce cups to make “tacos” out of this salad. Try adding Greek yogurt as the sour cream topper. Kids think eating with your fingers is the coolest!
Strawberry & Cucumber Spinach Salad
Sweet red strawberries and crisp cucumbers always bring back the nostalgic memories of my childhood. I would pick strawberries with my grandfather and my grandmother would assemble them into a salad with fresh cucumbers from the garden. It’s like salad for dessert! Mmm…delicious.
Easy Greek pasta salad
This salad-turned-pasta is perfect for kids who prefer their vegetables raw and can be served hot or cold. Kid-approved!
Mexican Street Corn Salad
This Mexican Street Corn Salad is a healthy, simple take on elote, the delicious Mexican street vendor version of corn on the cob! Definitely leftover friendly ole`!
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This kid friendly watermelon salad is so simple, delicious and refreshing. It’s the perfect summer salad for barbecues, picnics and parties.
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Do you have any go-to salads that everyone will eat? Comment and share!