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Scrumptious Blueberry Salad

Hmmm… I can’t decide what to talk about…

  • The health benefits of blueberries
  • The challenge to get kids to eat salad
  • Or the awesome stackable cookie cutters I just bought!?!?

kidsplate with blueberry salad OK..The challenge:

My kids used to not eat salad at all! In fact, I would serve them salad for years, only to have them take one bite just because they had to.  But I didn’t stop. For years and years, I didn’t stop!  Until one day, they just started eating salad.  You know how they say it takes 8-10 exposures to a new food for kid to try it?  Try 8-10 YEARS!  Yes, I must have stubborn kids!   The other day when we went to Moab… we went to Pizza Hut for dinner.  I got the salad bar.  Erica kept snagging lettuce leaves off my plate every time I turned away!  Now that’s success!  It doesn’t bother me that it took so long!

The bottom line is.. don’t be frustrated.  Don’t make it a big deal, and be patient!!   The most important thing you can do is to continue to make vegetables the star of every meal!

Blueberry Salad Recipe

  • 9 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup fresh or thawed blueberries (I don’t buy these fresh very often… but they thaw very nicely)
  • 2 TBL sunflower kernels


  • 4 TBL Canola Oil
  • 2 TBL Sugar
  • 3 TBL cider vinegar
  • 1 TBL Orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
blueberry salad for kids
written by
Amy Roskelley

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Dawn says:

I am lovin’ the blueberries on this salad. My 5 year old goes crazy for blueberries. This would be a nice way to sneak in some greens!

mama says:

we are still working on salad. my kids love slaw but if there’s any kind of leafy green…forget about it.

Vennesa says:

Kids are funny like that! 3 out of 5 of mine will eat it. And that’s only if I add things like strawberries, blueberries and mandarin oranges to my salads. If it has tomatoes and carrots in it, they won’t touch it. The sunflower seeds are a good idea.

Maryann says:

Amy — do you mind if I use this for an upcoming post I’m working on for kid-friendly salads? I’m so glad to hear that your persistence paid off. I know my daughter will eat salads one day!

Amy says:

Of course not Maryann!

Kim says:

My two year old likes salad more than she used to. She used to (sometimes still does) pick greens off of sandwiches and move the salad on her plate over to my plate. We kept eating salad and one day I didn’t dish her any and she requested it, and almost every time I have it she requests it too. Same kind of think happed with squash and sweet potatoes, now sweet potatoes are her favorite.

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