Crunchy Salad for Kids.
Make a Rainbow salad that children will love.
Do your kids eat Salad? No way, I hear many parents chime in… So many little ones are fussy eaters and don’t eat much salad or vegetables. This crunchy salad for kids combines crunch, salad, fruit and the rainbow, so it is very fun and fresh. Both my little learners are fussy in different ways, one is ok with veg, the other ok with salad, they are both great with fruit and they both will munch on this crunchy salad for kids. It is made especially for kids because it has a sweet element, a crunchy element and the bright colours make it look appetizing.
Tip: If you involve your kids in the process of making it, they are more likely to enjoy it.
Crunchy Salad for kids – Rainbow Ingredients.
- One sliced carrot.
- One sliced Celery stalk.
- A handful of cut grapes (usually we use red seedless, just to add a brighter sweeter color in).
- A cup of thinly sliced red cabbage.
- A handful of baby spinach leaves.
- 2 Baby cucumbers sliced.
- Crunchy noodles.
- Dressed with the juice of 1/2 a lemon & a few squirts of Mayonnaise.
Kids in the kitchen.
Gather all your ingredients and utensils, prepare all your ingredients and get the kids in the Kitchen. This Crunchy Salad for kids is pretty much a throw and toss salad so it is a great one that kids can make themselves. Miss T loves helping me in the kitchen, she’s only 3 but there is plenty she can do and so much to learn. She stands up next to me and we label the ingredients, she helps clean them and I slice them up, she helps measure them out and sort them, she helps put them all in the bowl (some go missing in the process, in her mouth… on the floor…) that’s the fun part and then she helps mix it all together.
Part of the process of including kids in the kitchen though is the sense of independence they gain from the experience and the accomplishment that comes with having some input in to their daily family life. Miss T is usually so proud of what she made and shows a lot of pride in herself when she serves it to her dada or her brother. Further, kids helping in the kitchen is also a great opportunity for parents to teach healthy eating and healthy recipes from an early age. Healthy kids start with healthy habits.
Do your children help out in the kitchen?