Mini Caprese Salad – A Kid Friendly Lunch!

Future Fortified is a campaign that helps women and children around the world gain access to the essential nutrients they need to lead healthy, enriched lives. Ensuring good nutrition during the first 1000 days of a child’s life (conception to age 2) puts children on the right track to reach their full potential.

The fight against poverty begins with a child’s education. And every child’s education begins with good nutrition.

This Back-to-School season Future Fortified is giving children around the world the right start with good nutrition. As our children begin a new school year, we are sharing our favorite healthy meals and snacks.

One of our favorite quick and easy lunches is the mini Caprese salad. Packed with good proteins and  good sources of vitamins A, C, and calcium, this is the perfect healthy meal. The Caprese salad minus the Boston lettuce can also be prepared the night before and will work great for lunch at school in an air tight container!


One of the boys favorite meals.

Mini Caprese Salad – Healthy, Tasty & Fun!


  • 1/4 cup chopped basil leaves, about 5 leaves
  • 1 pint heirloom cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup bocconcini (bite-sized fresh mozzarella balls), drained, halved
  • 1 small head of Boston lettuce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Vinaigrette


  1. Gently toss tomatoes, mozzarella, lettuce and basil together in a large bowl. Season with Salt and pepper. Drizzle with the shallot vinaigrette.

Mini Caprese Skewers make the perfect after school snack for children! Create and drizzle with vinaigrette.



This vinaigrette is also great for marinating chicken!

Balsamic Shallot Vinaigrette


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Let sit for 15 minutes (this allows the shallots to sweeten).
  2. Transfer to a jar. Place lid on jar and tighten. Shake jar until vinaigrette is blended. You can whisk in the oil while the shallots and vinaigrette are in the bowl, if you prefer.

What are some of your favorite healthy lunch time meals or after school snacks?

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