Salad is a very common accompaniment to dinner, a fantastic lunch, and one of the foods that most kids will turn their noses up at every. single. time. So what’s a parent to do? Make salads a creative, fun project with this recipe!

Created by a mom for her kids, this idea is so simple, yet so fun, it’s no wonder kids flock to this salad like it’s the latest, greatest macaroni and cheese dish! Use up everything you have in your vegetable drawers, and cut it all up into fun shapes. Arrange everything on a platter and see what kind of people your kids can make out of the salad components! Have them eat their creation alongside dinner, and you’ve sneakily won the kids versus salad war. Congrats!

See the original recipe and photos at Growing Up Green!