It’s amazing how fast kids grow but before they’re all grown up and want to spend time away from you, it’s your responsibility to ensure they’re getting the very best. You might be unsure of the kind of lunch to pack for them. Should it include one of their favourite things to eat? Will they actually eat it? Is it healthy enough? We’ve got the answer and it lies in simplicity.
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A simple healthy salad really goes a long way. You won’t have to stress about whether they’re getting the right nutrients because they sure will. Here’s a quick and easy way of making a simple salad. Feel free to experiment with the ingredients depending on your child’s preferences (and your own as well).
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1 teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
4 leaves romaine lettuce, washed, dried and torn into quarters
1 cup shredded carrot
½ cucumber, cut into spears
1 medium apple, sliced
- In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, vinegar, oil, poppy seeds, sugar, salt and pepper.
- Divide the dressing among 4 small bowls and serve with lettuce, carrot, cucumber and apple.
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