10 Best Salads Your Kids Will Eat

10 Best Salads Your Kids Will Eat

Are you full throttle on your healthy lifestyle resolutions for the new year? I am and confess to one dark almond roca yesterday, but otherwise am pretty much feeling great. I'm working on serving healthy meals to the whole family and love a salad for packing all the power foods into one meal. Historically, my kids have been lukewarm towards salad at best, but I'm ready change all that. Care to join me? Here are my 10 best salads that your kids will eat. I've tried them all with mixed enthusiasm, but all have been eaten!

10 best salads your kids will eat

Here's my favorite recent attempt at coaxing the kids into kale paradise. I tried this raw kale and brussels sprouts salad with tahini maple dressing that was a total hit. Here's the secret: maple syrup! The kale and brussels sprouts make up for the sugar load of the syrup and if you do what I did and braise the veggies to turn it into a warm salad and top with a chicken cutlet, you will be a star!

And for those of us who love to play with our food, how about this terrific dippable salad for kids? Just slice up your kids' favorite veggies and add some dressing or hummus and watch them devour their greens.

If you have little pasta lovers around your table, try mixing in some rotini and trying this pasta and avocado ceasar salad recipe that combines healthy fats with fiber, protein and nutrients.

If you like to eat seasonally, try this winter fruits salad recipe using what's featured at your grocery store.


One of the best ways I know to get my kids to eat salad is to make the lettuce the vehicle as seen in this tasty recipe that's great for lunch or dinner. Try this chicken and apple salad lettuce cups recipe for an easy dinner that's full of great nutrition.


Add some crunch and texture to your salads for kid-friendly feasts. This crunchy Asian ramen noodle salad is a total hit and can be tossed or presented deconstructed to let the kids blend their favorite flavors and sounds!

Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad -- made with fresher ingredients, and ready to go in 10 minutes! | gimmesomeoven.com

And to satisfy the little sweet tooths in your family, try this strawberry spinach salad recipe with poppyseed dressing that keeps it light and tasty.

Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing | gimmesomeoven.com


I love these turkey salad sandwich kabobs for fun and easy eating!

Make-Ahead Turkey Sandwich Kebabs

If your kids will devour eggs in any form, it's a great trick to include them in a salad. I love this kid friendly cobb salad recipe that's served in a sweet little dish that's fun too! 

kid friendly cobb salad

And for a Friday or Saturday night treat, try mini taco salad cups!

Mini Taco Salad Cups - These cute salad bowls are so fun to make, and even more fun to gobble up! Perfect as an appetizer or easy dinner!


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