Vary the vegetables to include the ones the children like best, and/or add chopped Romaine lettuce for a more traditional salad.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 8–10
- 3 carrots, diced
- 5 radishes, diced
- 2 green bell peppers, diced
- 2 red peppers, diced
- 2 cucumbers, peeled and diced
- 6 plum tomatoes, diced
- 3 stalks celery, diced
- 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped finely
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all the vegetables in a large bowl.
Create the dressing by combining oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and mixing well.
Add salad dressing to the salad; toss well.
Veggies Are Key for Kids’ Health
Vegetables are a crucial part of kids’ diets—providing fiber and keeping everything moving throughout the “system.” Vegetables keep you feeling “full and satisfied” long after you’ve finished eating them. Additionally, the vitamin C, potassium, iron, vitamin A, and beta-carotene are perfect for prevention of colds and illnesses and provide good fuel for the muscles and antioxidants for long-term cancer and heart disease prevention.