This recipe for How to Make Layered Salad with Crackers & Granola in a Jar is a great, nutritious & fun staple for lunch.
School lunches can be exciting and delicious by using a bit of imagination and including foods that are substantial, easy to eat, and chock full of good things.
It is easy to include other veggies that the child likes and omit ones that don’t appeal to the child.
Layered Salad with Granola & Crackers in a Jar:
- I prefer to use a thick dressing is so it remains at the bottom of the jar until ready to eat, at which time it can be distributed using a fork.
- Any other nuts or seeds can be substituted for the almonds.
- Try even adding some fruit to the jar like grapes, sliced strawberries, apples or kiwi.
Type: Salad Recipe
Prep Time: 10 – 12 min
Yield: 1 jar of salad
- 2 or 3 dollops of mayonnaise or thick, creamy salad dressing
- about 1/3 cup of shredded lettuce – washed & pat dry
- 2 whole cherry tomatoes – washed; can be cut in half
- several slices of cucumber
- 1 radish – washed, trimmed and cut into 4 wedges
- 1/2 of a carrot – using a peeler, shave carrot into thin slivers
- 1 sliced mushroom – do not wash, just lightly clean with small brush
- 3 tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tbsp garbanzo beans
- 2 tbsp sliced almonds or granola
- Into a small, widemouthed jar, plastic preferably, with a lid, place the following layers, in this order: 2 or 3 dollops of salad dressing or mayo, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, radish, carrot, mushroom, cheese, and beans.
- Close with lid and be sure to pack a plastic or regular fork.
- Note: The salad can be eaten right out of the jar, making sure to use the fork to bring the dressing up from the bottom to coat the veggies, or just shake the jar, so you get some of the dressing with each bite.
- Put the nuts or granola into a small container or just place them in the center of a piece of plastic wrap, then draw up each corner and twist firmly to hold the nuts inside the wrap.
This Layered Salad with Granola & Crackers in a Jar is completely customizable for any child’s tastes.
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