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Healthy Summer Salads for Families

One of our favorite things to have for dinner in the summer is salads. We love using fresh vegetables from our garden or the local farmer’s market. Do your kids love to eat salad in the summer? #organizedmom #healthysummersalads #summersalads #eatfresh #eathealthy #eatsalad

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Salads make for great lunches, dinners, and side dishes in the summer. When the weather is hot and muggy, no one wants to turn on the stove or oven to cook. So, skip the heat and choose healthy summer salads that your whole family with love using cold, crisp, fresh veggies!

For A Filling Main Dish:

Steak Salad

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The Big Steak Salad from the Pioneer Woman.

For a mouth-watering hearty summer salad, try this Steak Salad from The Pioneer Woman.

Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

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Honey Mustard Chicken Salad from Damn Delicious.


If your kids are like mine, they love anything with Honey Mustard. This salad incorporates plenty of protein and sweet strawberries.

Use Your Leftovers:

Corn Salad

Corn salad is a delicious way to use leftover corn on the cob!

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Summer Corn Salad from Barefoot Contessa.


Salads From Your Garden:

Use the bounty from your very own vegetable garden to make these simple salads.

Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Cucumber Tomato Salad

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Cucumber Tomato Salad by Belly Full

Replacing their favorites:

Instead of Tacos, Try Taco Salad

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Taco Salad by Real House Moms.

Replace Cheeseburgers with Big Mac Salad

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Big Mac Salad by Wholesome Yum.


For Fruit Lovers:

Watermelon Salad

But what if your kids have veggies? Try this salad that is packed with watermelon and blueberries. A perfect choice for your fruit-loving family.

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Watermelon Salad from Biscuits and Burlap.


Fast Food Salads:

What about the days you are out on the go and don’t have time to make a salad at home? Just because you are running through a drive-through doesn’t mean you have to choose a cheeseburger. Try a salad! Some of them are quite good. We love these two fast-food salads.

Wendy’s Southwest Chicken Salad

Chic Fil A’s Market Salad


For Adventurous Eaters:

For the family members that have an adventurous palate, try a salad with an international flair, like the ones listed below.

Chinese Chicken Salad

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Chinese Chicken Salad by Damn Delicious.

Mediterranian Chic Pea Salad

Greek Chickpea Salad by Confessions of a Fit Foodie

Take a break from the heat of the kitchen this summer. Make one of these healthy summer salads for dinner tonight and better yet, add salads into the regular weekly rotation. You and your family will love all the fresh, in-season fruits and veggies. Plus older kids can help cut veggies and younger ones can help assemble and toss these summer salads.

Healthy Summer Salads for Your Family

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Anne Metz

Anne Metz is a housecleaner by day and a freelance writer by night. In her free time she follows her four young children around cleaning up their messes! You can follow her on facebook at @4onceuponamom or visit her blog at

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