Kids’ Favourite Budget-Friendly Salad Options!

Ankita Kamat

Is it challenging for you to find cheap salad ideas for school kids? Want to serve varieties of budget-friendly and tasty salad to your kids?

In my current blog, I’ve come up with cheap kid-friendly salad ideas. You can easily prepare these salads on your budget.

11 Cheap Salad Ideas for School Kids to Prepare at Home

Serve cheap and best salad for kids-


Cheapest Green Peas and Peanuts Salad for School Kids

Preparing crunchy salad needs 200 grams of canned peas which costs less than 50 cents. You will easily get a handful of peanuts in your kitchen.

Just mix green peas, roasted peanuts, chopped onion, salt and ground pepper. Delicious green peas salad is ready for school kids on your budget.


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Cost-Effective and Tasty Green Gram Sprouts Salad for Children

Preparing a budget-friendly salad needs 200 grams of green gram sprouts which costs between 1.5 and 3 USD. In addition, use cost-effective ingredients such as a chopped tomato and onion.

Mix sprouts with all the ingredients by adding salt, lemon juice, and ground pepper. Now your kids can eat the cheap healthy green gram salad.


Inexpensive Boiled Egg Salad for Kids

Take 4 eggs which will cost anywhere between 0.30 and 1.5 USD. In addition, you need ¼ cup of mayonnaise which costs around 1 USD. 

Chop boiled eggs and add mayonnaise, chopped green onion, ½ teaspoon of mustard and salt as per the need. Enjoy having this cheap salad with kids.


Budget-Friendly Mushroom Egg Salad

You need 4 eggs which will cost between 0.30 and 1.5 USD. Also, get 1 pound mushrooms that cost 3 to 4 USD. Fry chopped mushrooms with 2-3 tablespoons of oil.

Quickly fry chopped onion separately. Take a mixing bowl and pour mushroom, chopped boiled eggs, onion, ½ teaspoon of mustard, salt and ground pepper as per taste. Add mayonnaise for dressing and serve salad to kids.


Cheap and Delicious Roasted Peanut Egg Salad for Kids 

You need half cup roasted peanuts which cost between 10 and 50 cents. Take 1 boiled egg (8 to 38 cents). 

Mix chopped hard boiled egg, coarsely chopped roasted peanuts, chopped celery, 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon mayo and sweet relish. Budget-friendly peanut egg salad is ready.


Cheap and Tasty Carrot Salad for School Kids

Mix all the budget friendly ingredients in a bowl such as 2 teaspoons of dijon mustard, lemon juice, honey to taste, 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon olive oil, salt and pepper.

Add a pound of grated carrot and mix well. Healthy and cheap vegetable salad for kids is ready.


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Budget-Friendly Pasta Salad for Kids

Combine all budget-friendly chopped vegetables like onion, tomato, cucumber. Add cooked pasta, salt, cheese and seasonal species.

Kids will enjoy eating such tasty and budget-friendly salad.


Soybean Salad for Kids on Your Budget

Soybeans are the cheapest dried beans to make salad. Soak soybeans for about 4 hours and then cook in a pressure cooker.

Take a bowl and mix chopped capsicum, grated carrot, cucumber and add cooked soybeans. Add chili flakes, salt as per taste. Healthy and budget-friendly soybean salad is ready for kids.


Tasty and Cheap Egg Potato Salad for Kids 

Mix yogurt,  mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, and salt. Add pieces of boiled eggs and boiled potatoes. 

Kids enjoy having this creamy egg potato salad for lunch.


Budget-Friendly Rice Salad for Lunch that Your Kids Love to Eat

Cook a cup of rice. Take a bowl and add canned beans, chopped cherry tomatoes, spring onions, red chili, avocado, lemon juice, salt, 1-2 tablespoons of sunflower oil. 

Add cooked rice and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves. Cheap rice salad is ready to serve kids for lunch.


Cheap Chickpeas Salad for Kids on Budget

Mix overnight soaked and drained chickpeas with chopped onion, tomatoes, salt, lemon juice, and ground pepper.

Budget-friendly chickpeas salad is ready to pack for a kid’s lunchbox.


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I hope you’re going to try all these cheap salad ideas for school kids. I will wait to read your experience in the comment section below. 

Ankita Kamat

I'm Ankita Kamat, the creator of Frugal Beat, a blog dedicated to frugal living. Join me in exploring practical ways to save money, reduce waste and live a purposeful life. Let's embrace frugality as a lifestyle together.