Our Clinical Dietician, Samantha Maas is fantastic at finding delicious and kid friendly recipes. We hope you enjoy this one!
Salad on a stick? This classic Italian salad is fun for the whole family! Just skewer the mouth-watering combination of creamy mozzarella, fresh sweet cherry tomatoes and homegrown basil, and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Kids are crazy about this salad, and parents know they are getting good sources of calcium and vitamins A and C. Pair this colorful stick with your favorite grilled entrée and whole-grain side dish to have a balanced meal.
¾ ounce fresh mozzarella cheese (approximately 3 round cheese balls)
3 basil leaves
3 cherry tomatoes
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
⅛ teaspoon sea salt (optional)
- In order, assemble cheese, basil and tomato onto the skewer until all ingredients are stacked beautifully.
- Drizzle olive oil over assembled skewer, and add a pinch of sea salt if desired. Enjoy!
Serving size: 1 skewer
Calories: 110; Total fat: 9g; Saturated fat: 3.5g; Trans fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 15mg; Sodium: 320mg; Total carbohydrate: 2g; Dietary fiber: 1g; Sugars: 1g; Protein: 4g
Source: Eat Right
By: Stacey Antine, MS, RD, is founder of HealthBarn USA.