What Kids Can Do
Kids can help assemble the jars.
Prep and assemble all the components, including the dressing, up to 2 days ahead of time and store in the jars in the refrigerator for a quick grab-and-go lunch.
Nutrition Information (1 main dish serving)
Calories: 457 | Added sugar: ¼ teaspoon or 1g | Carbohydrates: 68g | Sodium: 634mg | Saturated fat: 5% of calories or 3g | Fiber: 15g | Protein: 16g
Creamy poppy seed dressing
A typical store-bought creamy poppy seed dressing has almost 2 teaspoons of added sugar per serving. The addition of a ripe pear gives this typically sugar-laden dressing the bulk of its sweetness, as well as a rich and creamy consistency without the need for milk.
Makes 1 cup
- 1 medium very ripe Bartlett pear (about 7 ounces), cored and diced (skin left on)
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- Place the pear, oil, vinegar, shallot, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute.
- Add the poppy seeds and pulse to combine. Transfer the dressing to an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.
The dressing will keep in a jar or airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Information (2 tablespoons)
Calories: 85 | Added sugar: 1/4 teaspoon or 1g | Carbohydrates: 6g | Sodium: 88mg | Saturated fat: 11% of calories or 1g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 0g
Excerpted from "Half the Sugar, All the Love" by Jennifer Tyler Lee and Anisha Patel, MD, MSPH. Photographs by Erin Scott. Workman Publishing ©2019.
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