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Tired of the same old supper? Trying to get your kids to eat more veggies? Serve up a salad bar for supper. I found for some odd reason y’all my kids love a salad bar at a restaurant. So I decided to try serving up a salad bar for supper any old night of the week. And…it works! Grab your veggies and lay out a spread. Let them pick and choose and build a supper that you can be proud to feed them!
Start with a big bowl of lettuce. A few ideas for stretching your dollars here:
- be sure to check out any lettuce that is marked down especially if you are buying the same day as you are eating
- mix a cheaper lettuce with a more expensive one for all of the taste at a fraction of the price
Next up is veggies, fruits, and more! Grab anything from the produce, canned, or frozen department that your kids love. A few ideas for you:
- green onions
- frozen peas
- frozen corn
- frozen edamame
- and oh so much more!
The beauty of this meal is to grab those items that are on sale or a bargain….then serve them up buffet style!
Be sure to layer on the protein. We want this salad to be filling so grab a few protein items to add to your salad bar. A few ideas for you:
- bacon bits
- precooked chicken strips
- hard boiled eggs
- diced ham
- lunch meat
- or anything else that looks great!
This is also a great use for those little bits of leftovers. Pop those out buffet style and the family will eat them up!
Don’t forget the toppings! Add a little something special to your salad bar in the form of toppings. Some ideas include:
- a variety of dressings
Be sure to have the favorite dressings of each family member on hand to make this salad for supper a real success.
If you are tired of serving up the same meal night after night, the solution might just be to make a salad bar for supper tonight! The entire family will love making their own salad and picking and choosing from the variety of ingredients. You will love a simple yet healthy supper that can be pulled together in just minutes.
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