Shake-it-Up Salad

Put the strawberries, string cheese, ham, and other ingredients in a container; cover, and let your child shake up their lunch.

Shake-it-Up Salad
Servings: 1 Start to Finish 20 mins


  • 1 cup butter or Bibb lettuce
  • 1/3 cup cup slivered carrots or your kids favorite chopped vegetable
  • 4 strawberries, sliced
  • 1 stick reduced-fat swirl string cheese, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cubed low-sodium cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 chives

Make It


1. Wash a pair of kiddie scissors and let your child use them to carefully cut the lettuce into small pieces. If she cant work scissors yet, ask her to tear the lettuce with her hands instead.


2. Find a clear container with a lid and tell your child to place the lettuce, veggies, berries, cheese, and ham inside. Put on the cover and let her gently shake the container until everything is jumbled.


3. Help your child pour the buttermilk, mayo, and vinegar into a medium bowl and whisk until theyre combined. Ask her to cut chives with the scissors and gently stir in the pieces.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 1; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 186, Fat, total (g): 11, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 12, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 12, sodium (mg): 517, calcium (mg): 212, iron (mg): 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.