Monday, August 5, 2013

Fresh Greens - Mixed Fruits & Nuts Salad with Tuna Flakes

I have started introducing salad to our family meal recently, where possible I'll stick to fresh fruits and raw veggies to encourage a healthy diet and good eating habit.

So far the salads I introduced are well-liked by my little captain, especially after I told him that green leaf salad has lots of vitamin that will help him stays healthy (hence no need to visit the doctor!), he practically just chew all the salad and asked for more. One of those tricks that mommies would use. *wink*

For today, we have this fresh Fruits & Nuts Salad with Tuna flakes, drizzled with some lemon juice and shredded cheese.  We finished the whole bowl of salad without needing any other salad dressing as most of the ingredients are sweet as-is.

A bowl of pretty salad tobrighten up the dining table. 

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 0 min
Serving for: 1 big salad bowl

1 stalk of Romaine lettuce, cut into long strips
1/2 green apple, cut into cubes
1/2 Nectarines, cut into cubes
1/2 canned Tuna flakes in water
1/2 cup of nuts of your choice - I used roasted Almonds & sunflower seeds
Some organic raisins
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

The Making:
1. Wash all the veggies and fruits thoroughly and cut according to size.
2. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice into the Tuna flakes, mix well.
3. Assemble everything into a salad bowl, drizzle with remaining lemon juice on top and follow by the generous serving of shredded cheddar cheese.

Now, dig in and enjoy a bowl of fresh goodness. ;)

Do Take Note That...
• I washed all the fruits with baby bottle washing liquid as these are to be served with the skin. Alternatively soak them in water with some salt added before cutting to get rid of any pesticide residues. 
• Some infant may be allergic to nuts or cheese, do watch out for allergic reaction such as swollen, skin rashes, vomiting should this be the first time you introducing nuts or cheese to your little ones.
• I would not recommend to offer the romaine lettuce to little ones under 2 years old since it may be difficult to chew.

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