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Personal Salad in a Bag

VideoKids Can!



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
Kid friendly


SALAD (1.5 cups total per person)
leafy green vegetables, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, onions, garlic, avocados, 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.
Photo of Personal Salad in a Bag
Prep time: 10 minutes
Makes: 2 cups
Nutrition Facts: View Label
Last updated: 06/24/20

2 Comments for "Personal Salad in a Bag"

This is a really fun recipe to put together with kids. I like to have them assemble it using vegetables from each part of the plant we eat--carrot/roots, celery/stems, lettuce and spinach mix/leaves, corn or sunflower seeds, brocolli/flower and cucumbers, tomatoes or avacodo for the fruit. This way, they are not only enjoying a healthy snack, but they are excited to learn and share naming all the different parts of plants we eat. It's a recipe that could work well when the tasting is happening at a garden location or in association to garden curriculum.

Tastes good! I really appreciated the variety of different vegetables in the salad!