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Kid-Friendly Lunch Box Salad

You don't have to be a kid to love this salad, but it's nice to know a salad that kids are likely to love. Tailor the ingredients based on personal favorites and what you happen to have in the fridge. 

Prep Time 7 minutes
Servings 1
Author Katie Morford


  • 2 to 3 slices turkey or ham
  • 1/4 cup cubed Cheddar, Jack, or Havarti cheese
  • 3/4 cup sliced, shredded, or chopped salad vegetables in any combination (cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, peppers, jicama, celery, etc) (swap in some fruits for veggie-averse kids)
  • 1-2 tablespoons favorite salad dressing (ranch, green goddess, vinaigrette, honey mustard)


  1. Use a round or rectangular container to assemble your salad. Start by cutting the turkey slices in half and then rolling into pinwheels. Tuck into one side of the container. Add the cheese cubes followed by the vegetables. Cover.

  2. Pour the dressing into a sealed container. 

  3. Include a small ice pack with the container to keep things cool along with a fork.