Lettuce may not be the most exciting vegetable, but its usually fairly easy to get your kids to eat lettuce. Best of all, there’s so much you can do with it. Whether you’re making a quick bread free sandwich or a delicious salad, chances are your kids will eat it. If you’re out of ideas for how to serve lettuce, here are some awesome lettuce recipes for kids.
Lettuce Recipes for Kids
Do your kids love Chinese food? These Asian Lettuce Wraps are sure to be a big hit. These pack a lot of flavor thanks to the variety of seasonings used and the fact that they are made with chicken thighs. Chicken thighs are so much more flavorful than chicken breasts. However, you could make these with breasts, if you prefer. You can also cut back on the amount of seasonings used, if your kids don’t like spicy foods.
Are you looking for a healthier lunch option for your family? These are perfect. They are loaded with vegetables, made with ground turkey, and you can even substitute black beans for the turkey, if you like. Make sure to choose a gluten free taco seasoning or make your own from scratch.
Do your kids love chicken salad? This is a much healthier version, but still has the creamy flavor that a chicken salad made with mayonnaise offers. Best of all, these are wrapped up in lettuce so that they’re gluten free.
Most kids love tacos and many love spicy foods. These lettuce wrap tacos are sure to be a big hit for everyone in your family. Not only is this a healthier option for your family, but these allow you to cook a delicious meal while doing other things. Even better is the fact that you can use this spicy chicken in so many different meals. Make a large batch and then make something completely different with it the next day.
Last, but not least, if your kids love to try new foods, this is a great option. It’s a play on the traditional egg salad, but with a Mediterranean twist. Not only is this a healthier version made with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, but you’ve got delicious flavors. There’s olives, feta cheese, and red crushed pepper flakes. It’s such a wonderful, unexpected combination.
You may not have a hard time getting your kids to eat lettuce, but you may run out of ideas from time to time. Try the recipes listed above as a starting off point for finding more exciting lettuce recipes for kids.
My favorite salad dressings are from Primal Kitchen. They are gluten free, dairy free, soy free, canola free and sugar free – and actually taste great! They are avocado oil based and help get those healthy fats into your kids!
How do you get your kids to eat lettuce?