Iceberg lettuce is mostly known as the lettuce that is stuffed into hamburgers, sandwiches and tacos. It's also a main salad green, and although used less frequently that the more popular romaine or baby spinach, it's the perfect vehicle for this little food creation you see pictured above.
A fun salad for the school lunch-box, iceberg lettuce boats can be made with an assortment of veggies. Be creative and more importantly let your kiddies be creative. If they're making fun things like this to take to school, you can be guaranteed they'll be far more likely to eat them - and considering these are fork-less and can be eaten easily, I think kiddies are that much more like to munch on them.
It's a quick post today...we're jamming a lot of summer fun into the next few days and I'm off to plan and pack for all of our adventures. Have a great day and don't forget to leave your alphabetical food suggestions in the comments section. All comments will be entered into a draw for a fun foodie prize pack. Winners will be announced after the letter "Z". Have a great day!
Iceberg Lettuce Boats
1 head Iceberg lettuce
1 english cucumber
2-3 cherry tomatoes
salad dressing of your choice
~ Remove the core of the lettuce (you can do this by smashing the bottom of the lettuce where the core is on the counter and pulling out of the lettuce) and discard.
~ Remove the outer leaves and slice the head into four. Remove any pieces of the core from the centre of the boats.
~ Dice the cucumber and carrot, half the cherry tomatoes and place the veggies inside the boats.
~ Drizzle with dressing, wrap and place in the lunchbox.