Five times out of ten I find myself struggling to figure out what to make for a healthy dinner. Unless I have an organized meal plan to make life a bit more efficient. To avoid unhealthy eating habits I keep a calendar for each week listing our meals and groceries needed for the week. I also make sure our refrigerator is stocked with lots of vegetables and leafy greens for healthy snacking and quick meals. This way if the day is chaotic or if I am just too tired to cook what is on the meal plan I can always rely that I have a go-to meal of veggies and beans for a salad bar or taco salad for dinner.
It is so much easier to make one meal based on the entire family as a whole instead of separate meals for the kids. We are what we eat and I don’t want my kid turning into a processed chicken nugget (though they do get those occasionally). If kids don’t appreciate the salads as a whole, then let them pick out what they like. That way they will feel a bit in control over “choosing” what they like and there is less of a battle. For example, Chase (aka big C) picks apart my Healthy Pomegranate Salad. He doesn’t really like the lettuce so he picks out the mandarins or tangerines, cucumbers, mint, cheese and pomegranates to eat. So that means he is still eating 50% of fruits and vegetables for dinner!
Here are 20 Green Salad Recipes to make that I think you and the kids will totally enjoy!
Arugula Salad & Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing
Arugula Prosciutto Pizza (yes pizza can be topped with a delicious leafy greens such as spinach leaves or arugula!)
Vegetarian Salad With Raspberry Dressing
Corn Salad (perfect mixed with kale leaves)
Skinny Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad
Fruit In Paleo Pie Crust (such a yummy fruit salad that is delicious over spinach leaves!)
Healthy 10 Minute Vegetarian Taco Salad
Healthy Pomegranate Salad
Cucumber Salad (add extra crunch by topping over butter lettuce)
Smoky Romaine and Avocado Salad from Heather Cristco
Chopped Spinach Pomegranate Salad from Cooking On The Front Burners
Waldorf Salad from Simply Recipes
Apple Pecan Arugula Salad from Minimalist Baker
Blackberry Honey Walnut Salad from Carlsbad Cravings
Avocado Caprese Salad from Foodie Crush
Asian Quinoa Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod
Honey Walnut Power Salad from Pinch of Yum
Fig, Prosciutto and Burrata Cheese Salad from Just A Taste
Detox Kale Salad from Food Fanatic
Watermelon Salad with Sweet and Spicy Vinaigrette from An Edible Mosaic
And for more healthy recipes please follow my healthy salad recipes board on Pinterest!