Even your favorite salads, filled with all of your favorite things, will get boring sometimes. It’s just a thing that happens. Luckily, it’s easy to make them interesting again — you just have to add in some seriously surprising ingredients, that happen to be easy to prep and have on hand too.

Related: Four packaged greens that last longer than lettuce — and how to use them to feed kids.

So what are these unexpected salad ingredients? I went over my five favorites on the latest episode of Kitchen Help LIVE, our weekly Facebook Live series that broadcasts every Thursday 1 pm ET / 10 am PT. Watch and learn how to give your salad a serious upgrade.

And — shhh — if you watch until the end, you’ll get my trick for making kale salad totally delicious and even kid friendly.


Have you guys been tuning into our weekly Facebook Live series, Kitchen Help LIVE? If not, be sure to start tuning in every Thursday 1 pm ET / 10 am PT on the Cool Mom Picks Facebook page for live sessions where I give tips, share cheats, demo techniques, and generally chat with you guys about anything that makes life as the family cook easier. 

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