Experiment Taken From: Notebook Entry 08.05.09
Materials Needed: Please see Mighty Girl for the full instructions.
Results: I know we have talked a lot about making school lunches for kids, but I what I find with myself is that my own eating seems to take a backseat when I am busy. I think that is why I loved this fantastic idea for creating your own salad bar.
I stocked up on salad bar ingredients that I really like- romaine hearts, cherry tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, blue cheese crumbles, mushrooms, olives, and dried cranberries. I also prepared my favorite balsamic vinaigrette dressing and roasted chicken breasts for salads.
I had a little helper with me who was intrigued by all of the bright colors. This gave us an opportunity to talk about eating the rainbow of vegetables and, to my delight, she wanted to try every single thing that we were chopping.
Clearing space in our fridge was a challenge, but I managed to clear one of our produce drawers for the ingredients. I washed out and used cottage cheese and sour cream containers to store everything in. Everything looked so yummy and fresh! The best part is that one of my favorite things to eat when I go out is to visit places with a salad bar. Now I can enjoy all of that convenience at home with just an hour of chopping.
Conclusion: Thanks to Mighty Girl for this idea to help me eat healthier! It has been delicious salads all week and has even helped encourage my daughter to eat outside of her comfort zone.
I am so excited to open our Notebook Experiments up to everyone and I hope that you will be able to participate this week or in weeks to come! I will be posting this each Wednesday so please mark your calendars if you plan to participate. You can post your entries at any time throughout the week and then leave your entry in the links below.
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Rules for Participation:
1. Choose anything from any of our notebook entries (past or present) to do with your family. We have hundreds of bookmarked links of crafts, ways to save money, and organizing ideas.
2. Complete an experiment from the notebook and share about it on your blog or website. We would love to see pictures of what you accomplished or a detailed description of how your projects turned out. Please include a link to this entry, a link to the original posting of the entry (at the original crafster’s blog), and (to help us relocate the project) the date or link of the notebook entry where you found it. You can use the same formatting as our entries or you can just include that information in your post in your own unique way!
3. Post a link below. Please include your name or blog name & a fast description of your project. Example- MomAdvice (WHO bread)
I can’t wait to see what you create and what you find inspiring!