Speedy Supper Series: Salads



OK, so this salad might not look that appetizing nor have the best presentation, but I am posting it to prove a point.  Salads are one of the easiest dinners because you can just chop up a bunch of stuff and throw it on a plate.  This is, quite literally, what I did for this meal.  I pulled a bunch of stuff out of the fridge without much thought, some of it already cut from previous meal prep, and some of it not.  The only thing I had to cook for this meal was the tofu.  Oh, and I also made sweet potatoes as extra for the kids, especially the boys, who had swim team practice.  Listed below are all of the things I piled onto this delicious salad:

  • baby greens salad mix
  • avocado
  • red onion
  • red pepper
  • carrots
  • cucumbers
  • sautéed tofu
  • tomatoes
  • artichokes
  • kalamata olives
  • raw walnuts
  • raw sunflower seeds
  • olive oil

Now, none of my children will eat a salad on their plate, I admit it!  BUT, my girls will eat half of my salad (literally) off my plate.  They won’t use their fork; it has to be mine, but they will eat the salad this way.  Not the best manners, but I will take salad eaters over manners in this situation!  My boys will eat various parts of the salad separately on their plate.  When I make salad for supper, I do not make different food for my children.  They can eat various parts of the salad, and with this meal they also had tofu and sweet potatoes.  I still serve the salad weekly because my hope is that they will eventually turn into salad lovers!  Maybe………


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