Super fast, super healthy, super delicious! Strawberry season is starting. It is hard to find and expensive to buy organic ones. Do so if you can. If not, be sure to rinse your berries well. In this salad, these are surrounded by organic spring mix and carrots so eating few will be fine. Mixing strawberries with blueberries changes children’s perspective on salads, especially since this one is so colorful! Adding mandarin orange slices is your insurance package. For fussy kids, take our the feathery white Frisee or chop it finely.
It is hard to beat an 8 God-made food color rating! That’s one good reason to use a Spring Mix as it ups these numbers. If you want to add yellow to make a nine color rainbow salad, thinly slice a yellow squash or add some yellow tomatoes. This salad is a phytonutrient powerhouse salad which will load up your kids with immune fighters along with lots of vitamins and minerals. Your kids will dive for the berries and before they will know it, they’ll have eaten the whole salad!
This salad is Kid Kritics Approved! And here is what they had to say about it: "I felt like I was in world of flavor!", "I would love to share this with my family, I was in Fruit land", "Thank you for this salad."
Salad bowl, cutting board, small knife
4-6, depending on ages
4 cups Spring Mix, organic, Earthbound Farm
1 cup fresh strawberries, preferably organic
1 cup Wyman's Fresh Frozen Wild Blueberries, thawed and drained
1/2 cup carrots, shredded (organic)
1/2 cup mandarin orange slices
1/2 cup slivered almonds or pine nutsPlace in salad bowl and gently stir together.
Parmesan vinaigrette to tasteBetter to go light in the amount than drench the salad with dressing. Gently stir into salad and serve.
Use 1/2 cup Wyman's Dried Wild Blueberries instead of frozen!