Protein Packed Salads

Want a delicious way to vamp up your child’s salad? Add some protein to it to help your child grow strong and stay healthy. Salads often get a bad rap because of their bland flavor and leafy texture. Adding chicken, steak, beef, or fish to your salad will not only help your child eat more vegetables but will fill their bellies with real, natural food.

Salads with protein can be sent to school with your child for lunch or a small snack. To help save time use leftover meat from the night before as a source of protein. Protein foods help children:

  • Build strong muscles
  • Grow and maintain cells
  • Improve metabolism
  • Consume “good” calories

Many children may be reluctant to eat certain meats. Here is a list of other protein sources that your child may enjoy as a salad topper:

  • Cheeses
  • Cottage cheese
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Eggs
  • Broccoli
  • Beans

Check out this link for more protein packed snack ideas

 

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