Kids can be pretty picky about salads. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s like veggie overload for them. Some kids will dig right in. If your child is like that, lucky! If not, we’ve come up with a few of the best salads your kids will eat! Give them a try, your child may even discover a new favorite food! If you have a super picky eater, it’s okay to use a little bribery. Use rewards like a sticker chart for every new food tried, with a grand prize for filling it up. While we all want our kids to just eat stuff that’s good for them on their own, sometimes it takes a little extra effort.
Best Salads Your Kids Will Eat
Carrots and Raisins Salad
- 8 ounces of baby carrots
- 2/3 cup of raisins
- ½ tablespoon of lemon juice
- ¼ cup of light mayonnaise
- Pinch of ground cinnamon
Using a (affiliate link) food processor, grate the carrots and then add to a large bowl for serving. Add in the raisins, lemon juice, mayonnaise and cinnamon. Stir until thoroughly combined.
Spinach and Avocado Salad
- 6 cups of baby spinach
- 2 avocados, diced
- 6 cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 2 tablespoons of red onion, diced
- ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese, shaved
- Homemade vinaigrette dressing
In a large serving bowl, add the baby spinach, avocados, cherry tomatoes and red onion. Mix well then top with parmesan cheese and croutons. Drizzle the vinaigrette dressing over the salad and toss to coat well.
Crunchy Cabbage Salad
- ½ of a red cabbage, medium-sized, sliced fine
- ¼ cup of Granny Smith apples, chopped fine
- ¼ cup of raisins
- ¼ cup of sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- 3 tablespoons of light mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
In a large salad bowl, add in cabbage, apples and raisins. Then, in a blender, add in apple cider vinegar, oil, mayonnaise, maple syrup and sea salt. Blend in the blender until smooth. Drizzle dressing over the salad.
Salad Greens with Fruit and Nuts
- 16 ounce bag of salad greens
- 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced
- ¾ cup of hazelnuts, chopped
- 2 ounces of Swiss cheese, diced
- Raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing
In a large salad bowl, add salad greens, apple, hazelnuts and Swiss cheese. Drizzle raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing over salad and toss well to coat.
These salads your kids will eat aren’t just delicious for them, they’re also tasty for you! Try one at a time until you find out which ones are your kids favorites. Use them as easy lunch recipes or as a starter for your main meal.