Too many mothers give their power away by asking the child what they want to eat. How does a child know the difference between what's healthy and what's unhealthy? I believe that parents have the responsibility to teach good health to their children so that they grow up with a strong, healthy foundation. First the parents have to learn about good health themselves.
I don't know quite remember when my love and appreciation for salads began, but I believe that it is because I was trained as a child to eat what was healthy for me, or I had to come back to the table (to eat the same food) when I was REALLY hungry. Salads are one of my very favorite meals! I generally eat a variety of two salads a day with whatever else I fix.
I love making up varieties of salads. Watercress salad, Cabbage Salad, Escarole Salad, Dandelion Salad, Seaweed Salads, and so on.
Below is a picture of today's lunch: Dandelion-Cilantro Salad, Sliced Tomatoes, olives and Daiya Cheese (non-dairy) with Thousand Island Dressing and crackers. For the dressing I just mixed together Vegenaise, ketchup and lemon juice.