Feb 28

Salad in a Jar

You will need:

  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Avocados
  • Strawberries
  • Butter lettuce
  • Salad Dressing
  • Optional: Ham / Chickpeas / Some type of beans, for added protein
  • Glass Jar


  1. For softer foods like the avocados and ham, you can show your child how to cut them up. The avocado was cut using a butter knife and ham with scissors. Tip: scissors work great for helping little hands “chop” up foods vs. using knives.
  2. Lay out all your ingredients on one large platter so they’ll be easier to layer.
  3. Ask your child to start layering. You want to start with the dressing first so it doesn’t get the other foods too soggy.
  4. Add 2-3 tablespoons of dressing. Then start layering from the heaviest to lightest foods ending with the salad greens.
  5. Also note you can add strawberries as a fruit. This naturally sweetens up the salad and makes it more appealing to kids. Don’t be afraid to add other fruits like blueberries, raspberries, even peaches or apples.

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