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Maple Vinaigrette

Makes 1-1/2 cups                

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. Get kids involved in the preparation: 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. As for kid-friendly dressings, it's all about having a touch of sweetness in the mix, but avoid refined sugars and rely instead on juice, maple syrup and honey.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

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⅓ cup olive oil
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2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
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1 Tbs. maple syrup
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2 to 2 ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
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2 tsp. chopped fresh basil
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1 tsp. lemon juice
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½ tsp. salt

Instructions: 

  1. Whisk all ingredients together.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
91
Protein: 
g
Total Fat: 
9 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
Carbohydrates: 
2 g
Cholesterol: 
mg
Sodium: 
26 mg
Fiber: 
g
Sugar: 
2 g
Yield: 
Makes 1 1/2 cups