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Personal Salad in a Bag
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Personal Salad in a Bag
Makes: 2 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes
Kid friendly
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Prep time: 10 minutes


SALAD (1.5 cups total per person)
leafy green vegetables, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, onions, garlic, avocadoes, grated or diced cheese, cooked beans
1 teaspoon
bottled dressing; or mix together the following:
1⁄2 teaspoon
vegetable oil
1⁄2 teaspoon
lemon juice or vinegar
1 pinch
of salt and pepper
closable plastic bag
can opener (if using canned food)
cutting board
knife (for vegetables)


  1. Wash all fresh foods. Tear or cut any foods that are larger than a quarter.
  2. Place food for salad in plastic bag. Add dressing to bag.
  3. Close opening of bag securely. Shake bag well.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Serving Size: 
1 1/2 cups
Nutritional Label: 
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  • sliced peaches
  • a glass of low-fat milk
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Kids Can!
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When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it.

Show kids how to:

  • Wash and dry veggies
  • Choose which veggies they want in their salad
  • Mix homemade salad dressing by shaking in sealed container

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