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Old 06-09-2005, 02:15 AM   #12
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Thumbs up Kid Friendly Salads

Here are some yummy-yummy kid friendly salads. I found them in Better Homes and Gardens Kid Favorites Made Healthy.

Orange and Pineapple Salad
1 8-ounce can pineapple chunks (juice pack), drained
1/2 cup minature marshmallows
1/2 light dairy sour cream (I used plain non-fat yogurt)
1 11-ounce can mandarin orange sections, drained
1 tablespoon coconut, toasted

In a medium bowl stir together pineapple chunks, miniature marshmallows, and light dairy cream (or yogurt). Gently fold in mandarin orange sections.
Cover and chill salad for 2 to 24 hours. Before serving, sprinkle with the coconut.

Makes 4 side-dish servings.
Nutrition facts per serving (salad made with light dairy sour cream): 138 cal., 3 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 10 mg chol., 33 mg sodium, 26 g carbo., 1 g fiber, 3 g protein
Daily values: 18% vitamin A, 54% vitamin C, 8% calcium, 2% iron
Exchanges: 2 Fruit, 1/2 Fat
Johnny Appleseed Salad
2 cups chopped apple
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup raisins, dried cranberries, or mixed dried fruit bits
1/4 cup seedless green grapes, halved
2 tablespoons sliced celery
1/3 cup orange or vanilla low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons light mayo or salad dressing
1 tablespoons walnuts or pecans

In a medium bowl toss apples with lemon juice. Add raisins, grapes and celery. Toss to mix.
For dressing, in a small bowl stri together yogurt and mayo. Add dressing to apple mixture; toss hently to coat. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 8 hours. Before serving, sprinkle with nuts.

Makes 4 side-dish servings.
Nutrition Facts per serving: 113 cal., 2 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 3 mg chol., 86 mg sodium, 24 g carbo., 2 g fiber, 2 g pro.
Daily values: 2% vitamin A, 10% vitamin C, 5% calcium, 3% iron
Exchanges: 1 1/3 fruit, 1/2 fat

My mom made this salad when I was a kid, usually for special occasions like Thanksgiving or Christmas. She called it Waldorf Salad and it had whipped cream and Miracle Whip in it. This is much lighter than that recipe!
Last time I made this salad I added about 1 1/2 cup cooked chopped turkey breast and increased the dressing ingredients slightly. I served it on romain lettuce-MMM! I also use the leftovers to make a yummy turkey salad sandwich!

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