Egg, ham and potato salad with greens

winter salad

This is a great family friendly salad you can knock up in big batches and have in the fridge for a quick nutritious lunch throughout the week.

Arlo normally has sandwiches at lunchtime, but i’m trying shake things up in his diet a bit, plus I want to avoid eating too much bread myself at the moment so this is ideal. Unlike Sam the leaf-muncher, If I gave Arlo a salad with lettuce in he wouldn’t touch it, but new potatoes and green beans he will trough down.

I nabbed the recipe from BBC Good Food March, and I was particularly delighted with the oil-free dressing that’s very simply lemon juice, mustard and honey.

You could substitute the ham for tinned tuna, get some olives in there, parma ham – whatever you’ve got knocking about in the fridge really. I roasted a chicken this weekend, so will be building the scraps from that into this week’s version.

Cooked new potatoes and beans are a great platform to build a salad on – mixing and matching to you and your children’s tastes.

I’ve scattered mine with munchy seeds – so good for you but have a very nice tasty coating on them which makes them perfect as a salad sprinkler. The kids really like them too.

What do you knock up for lunch during the week that works for you and your little ones?

Comments

  1. Elaine Livingstone says:

    love the vanilla pumpkin munchy seeds, they are very yum. May give this a try, trying to cut back on bread but find it hard as I love seedy breads and eat it just as it comes out of the packet…yum yum

  2. bread is too good isn’t it – but creamy new potatoes are lovely too…

  3. You’ve inspired me for another lunch option for Izzy, we’ve got a bit samey recently but I know she’d love this. I don’t know why I don’t do salads more often, they can be just as filling. This looks yum!

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