Children friendly recipes
Letting your children become messy in the kitchen is a great learning experience for them. Cooking for themselves is a life skill they will need to learn. Therefore, we recommend you try out this salad with your family, in the kitchen!
The trick to getting your kids to eat more healthy food? Letting them create their own “salad in a jar!” Give it a try and be sure to have lots of FUN!
Fruit and Grain Salad
- 1 cup cooked pearled barley or farro (whole grain)
- 2 apples, cored and chopped (Honeycrisp or Pink Lady)
- 3 cups grapes (red or green) halved
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ⅔ cups chopped dates
- 1 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ¾ tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsps water
In a smaller bowl, add ingredients for the dressing and stir to mix thoroughly.
To layer in mason jars, add yogurt dressing to the bottom of the jar, and then add chopped apples first. Top with the sliced grapes, followed by the dried fruits. Next, layer with cooked grain and top with the chopped walnuts. Seal with an airtight lid and store in the refrigerator to eat later!
Or, you can let your kids decide which veggies or fruits to use. This will make the salad more personal and they will love it!
Try these activities out with your children, and hopefully, you will have more fun with your kids in the future! Stay tuned for the next, Kids in the Kitchen!