Kid-Friendly Cucumber and Orzo Salad

kid-friendly veggie meal

When it comes to getting kids to eat their vegetables, parents can end up frustrated and feeling quite defeated. It’s not an easy road because parents have to battle so many outside influences bombarding their children’s perspective on diet and nutrition. That’s why I’m putting together a blog post that I hope will make a difference in your efforts, to remind you that it takes time, and most importantly to encourage you that you’re making an investment that is well worth the time and thought you put into it! Check back tomorrow for some family-friendly tips on healthy eating!

Today I’ve got a new way to serve cucumbers and tomatoes to your kids! It’s fresh, filling, keeps well as leftovers, and is super easy and quick to make! I hope you and your kids enjoy every bite. Snag the recipe below!

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Cucumber Orzo Salad 

(serves 4-6)

ingredients: 

  • 1 cup dry orzo
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • coarse salt and cracked pepper, to taste 
  • half a large cucumber, partially peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 
  • 1/2 a can of cooked chickpeas
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta or goat cheese

directions: 

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions in well salted water. Drain and rinse.
  2. Toss cooked orzo with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.
  3. Stir in chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese, and serve cold!

kid-friendly veggie meal

 

Revisionary_Life_Profile-0632Susanna Hindman, a Biology grad turned artist, candidly blogs about reality, celebrating the revisions to her every day plans through photography and prose. She and her resident-doctor-husband live in Baltimore, MD with their expressive little girl. {Re}visionary Life is her venue to celebrate her part in this grand story of life through recipes, photography, faith, and story-telling. She posts weekly about local producers and products, shares menu plans, and is constantly updating instagram and pinterest with pictures of food, family, and farmer’s markets.

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