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Honey Mustard Dressing

Makes 1 1/2 cups

As many parents know, serving a salad to kids can be like mixing oil and vinegar: They just don't go together without some coaxing. But with a creative approach, the right ingredients and a mild, smooth dressing, even the pickiest eaters can learn to love salad.

Getting kids involved in the preparation is key. At the store, make salad selection a game. Ask little helpers to spot differences between romaine and Boston lettuce or choose the "best" bag of baby carrots. At home, even young children can slosh lettuce leaves in a bowl of water and place them in a colander. And what kid doesn't get a kick out of a salad spinner?

Enlist small hands to tear leaves, crumble cheese and peel cucumbers. Then ask pint-sized chefs to pick a few healthy extras—grapes, dried fruit and nuts are faves—and let them toss 'em in with the greens.

As for kid-friendly dressings, it's all about having a touch of sweetness in the mix. Our three recipes avoid refined sugars (a pitfall of bottled dressings), relying instead on juice, maple syrup and honey. Plus, they make great dips—another way to get kids to eat their veggies.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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1 cup olive oil
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2 Tbs. lime juice
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2 Tbs. soy mayonnaise
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4 tsp. honey mustard
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½ tsp. salt
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⅛ tsp. ground black pepper

Instructions: 

  1. Whisk all ingredients together.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
92
Protein: 
g
Total Fat: 
10 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
Carbohydrates: 
1 g
Cholesterol: 
mg
Sodium: 
119 mg
Fiber: 
g
Sugar: 
g
Yield: 
Makes 1 1/2 cups

Comments on this Recipe

For a no oil version try this one. It's the best I've had. Wouldn't change a thing. 1/3 cup honey or agave ¼ cup Dijon mustard 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar ¼ cup cashews 1 tsp black pepper ¼ tsp onion powder ¼ tsp garlic powder Pinch or two fine sea salt

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