If you’ve been unsuccessful getting your kids to eat salad or anything green, try out this tasty salad from Katie Sullivan Morford of the food website, Mom’s Kitchen Handbook. Katie, a mom of three, registered dietician and food writer, is a pro at giving practical cooking tips and wholesome recipes for the everyday cook. Try out this salad, which features delicious add-ons like avocado, smoked turkey and egg, and then tell us in the Comments below what your family thinks!

2 cups chopped butter, red leaf, or romaine lettuce
1/2 cup chopped tomato or 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 large ripe avocado, cubed
2 or 3 slices smoked turkey, coarsely chopped
2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese (optional)

1 teaspoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1. Divide the lettuce between two large containers. In each container, arrange half the tomato, avocado, turkey, eggs, and blue cheese (if using) in rows on top of the lettuce.

2. To make the dressing, divide the soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil between two small containers. Put on the lids and shake well.

Make-ahead note: The salad and dressing can be made the night before and stored in the refrigerator, but wait until morning to cut and add the avocado. Be sure to give your child instructions for drizzling the dressing over the salad at lunchtime.

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Katie Sullivan Morford is a mom, food writer and registered dietitian.  You can find her family-friendly recipes and kitchen wisdom at Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

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