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Kids Chopped Vegetable Salad

Sometimes you walk in the house and your 6 & 9 year old kiddos have complete control of everything. Or they think they do.

See the other day I walked in from fly fishing lessons. Was a typical Sunday except for the fact that ALL of my knives were out. There was broccoli & cauliflower everywhere. Knives everywhere. Fingers were fine...thank goodness. Apparently they took it on themselves to prepare dinner while their dad was fixing sprinklers outside.

Not cookies for dinner. A very healthy…..Vegetable Salad.


Kids Chopped Vegetable Salad | a healthy side dish |


Needless to say I was very surprised by the mess, knives & that they chose vegetables for dinner.

Goes without saying…when you let your kids have a say in food choices they might just make some dang good ones.


Kids |


Try it. But please supervise the vegetable cutting.


Kids |


I gave my hands a wash & took over the cutting. I didn’t want to wreck the moment for them, but I also didn’t want them to be airlifted to Durango.

I have been to that hospital enough the past 2 months (knee surgery.)


Kids Chopped Vegetable Salad | a healthy side dish |


Sooooooo anywhoos….back to kids and vegetables.

They pretty much cleaned out my fridge, i’m very grateful for that!

Into their chopped veggie salad they added chopped broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, mushrooms and green onions.



Kids Chopped Vegetable Salad | a healthy side dish |

To make things tasty they added Sriracha, low salt Tamari (gluten free soy sauce) and capers.

Kids Chopped Vegetable Salad | a healthy side dish |

A lot of the stuff we make around here has no precise measurements.

Add what you like to this salad….take some stuff out. Throw somethin’ else in. Use seasonings to suit your tastes.

Kids Chopped Vegetable Salad | a healthy side dish |


Chop. Chop!


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~ Marla Meridith

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30 thoughts on “Kids Chopped Vegetable Salad

  1. Such cutie pies! I can’t believe they love the Sriracha sauce, too. It took me YEARS to warm up (no pun intended) to that stuff! Great looking salad though – I love it, Marla! I kept “just missing” you at BlogHer over the weekend – I wish we could have met!

    1. Reaallllyyy??? How the heck did we keep missing each other. That happend lots last weekend 🙁 Hopefully we can catch up at a smaller event soon!

    1. Aimee….I know how much you LOVE kiddos in the kitchen. It is so important that they enjoy the experience of preparing their own food!