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:
For a mouth-watering hearty summer salad, try this Steak Salad from The Pioneer Woman.
Honey Mustard Chicken Salad
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 is a delicious way to use leftover corn on the cob!
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
Replacing their favorites:
Instead of Tacos, Try Taco Salad
Replace Cheeseburgers with Big Mac Salad
For Fruit Lovers:
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.
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
Mediterranian Chic Pea Salad
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.