Salad sticks are a fun, attractive and engaging way to get kids more excited about veg! Perfectly portable, they are great for summer campouts, travel, picnics, lunchboxes and BBQs. Get the kids making these salad sticks this summer - it's as fun to make as it is to eat. Why not come up with your own favourite combinations and share them with us on social, tagging @VegPowerUK and #SaladSticks.
Thread prepped ingredients onto skewers to make salad sticks, alternating the ingredients whichever way you like.
For the dip: mix ingredients together and serve with the salad sticks.
(If serving cherry tomatoes to young children, it is always best to cut them lengthways first to reduce
the risk of choking.)
Still got ingredients leftover? Toss the remaining chopped ingredients together for a more ‘traditional’ salad and drizzle with dressing or the yogurt mint dip before serving. To keep it portable, make sure you keep the salad ingredients in a separate container to the dressing/dip and add at the last minute to keep everything fresh and crisp. Add a little cooked meat or cheese, croutons or torn bread if you like.
About the chef
Zoe is a Registered Nutritionist with over 25 years experience working in public health at a national, regional and local level. Zoe has specialised in working with children especially projects related to increasing fruit and veg consumption such as the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme. Zoe currently runs her own freelance nutrition business, ZG Nutrition, where she runs courses, undertakes food and health research projects and is a Nutrition writer.