Cooking with Kids: Salad and Knife Skills Lesson

Today’s post is sponsored by Milk & Eggs.

My daughter started Kindergarten this year, and it’s been a lot of fun to see the gamut of what they are learning. They encourage parent involvement in the classroom, with one of which is cooking lessons! I volunteered to supply most of the requested ingredients of yesterday’s lesson through my Milk & Eggs sponsorship. It’s piece of mind to know I can get an order of farm-fresh produce to my doorstep the same morning I needed it. Definitely a time-saving win!

Knife Skills and Garden Salad Lesson (Kindergarten)


  • Lettuce
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Bell Peppers
  • Salad Dressing

How the stations were laid out:

Each child had a plastic knife, lettuce leaves to tear, a few cherry tomatoes, a piece of cucumber to cut, and one or two long pieces of bell pepper to cut. They also each had a plastic bowl for their salad, and a paper plate to use as a chopping area.

I love the look of the butter lettuce and prefer the taste of it over other lettuces. This butter lettuce from Milk & Eggs is from Lakeside Organic Gardens. I ordered two heads of lettuce for the class of 25. Each station had a few leaves to practice their tearing skills, which made them all feel like chefs!

Small hands tearing lettuce!

Check out these knife skills!

So beautiful and green! The cucumbers and green bell pepper from Milk & Eggs are also from Lakeside Organic Gardens, a family owned and operated farm here in California! Milk & Eggs partners with the local farms in California to bring the freshest food from the farm to your front door.

The tomatoes from Milk & Eggs are from Better Life Organics, a distributor of fine organic produce and food products, located in Los Angeles, CA. All the business under Better Life Organics and all of their growers are Certified Organic under the National Organic Program (est. 2002).

The yellow and red peppers are from Milk & Eggs supplier Valley Fruit & Produce Co., Inc. It started a wholesale fresh fruit and vegetable business and has now become a family owned business in its second and third generation.

After all the kids assembled their salads, they had a choice of two dressings: Bolthouse Farms Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, or Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Green Goddess Dressing. I was surprised to see how much the kids enjoyed the dressing. One of the moms asked to see the packaging because she wanted to buy the same thing so her daughter would eat salad at home! I was impressed to hear that some of the kids even wanted to eat their salad without dressing (clearly the result of quality ingredients)!

The best part of the whole lesson was seeing the kids enjoy eating the salad and taking pride in what they created.

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Disclaimer: WestsideMommy worked on this post in collaboration with Milk and Eggs, where they provided me with complimentary groceries in exchange for sharing my experience on a post. All opinions are 100% honest and my own. This post contains referral and affiliate links.

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