It’s Friday fun cooking at Kenzi’s school. You never know what’s gonna be a hit or not with these krazy K/1 kids. Some days you get it right, and other days it’s a “please-take-a-no-thank-you-bite” kinda day. But today we hit it right!
I decided to shift gears from our usual cooking projects and do something a bit more savory (aka healthy!). Today was super easy lemony Kale Salad. Some kids had never had kale before, and others had only had kale as kale chips. Shocker – hands down the kale salad was a hit, and almost all the kids ate it with gusto! Only one child (who shall remain nameless), ran to the sink to spit out his first bite…
- Kale, washed and dried
- Avocado or olive oil
- Sunflower seeds
- Dried cranberries
- Shredded carrots
- Other optional salad fixins’ as you like (i.e., pumpkin seeds, mandarin orange slices that the kids can peel themselves, avocado chunks, etc.)
- Give each child 1 kale leaf. Have each child pull kale off its stem.
- Rip up kale into bite size pieces in a personal salad bowl.
- Pour a little oil on top of the leaves and have each child “massage” their kale. Really work it! The more you massage, the more tender the kale leaves get.
- Give each child a lemon wedge to squeeze over the salad.
- Have each child add condiments to their liking – sunflower seeds, cranberries, shredded carrots, etc. You can get creative here
- 6. Grab a fork and enjoy!