Raw Broccolini Salad, Kids Lunches & Field Trip to The Natural History Museum

Last week our school has an opportunity to visit Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. It was educational and fun, field trip experience. Moms were preparing kids lunches trying to pack healthy choices for the little ones. This time I decided to make and take with us Raw Broccolini Salad for our lunch box. Salad has fantastic fresh flavor and it is truly delicious.
It was real hit and my six year old love it:)

Raw Broccolini salad

1 bunch broccolini, washed with stems, trimmed
1 garlic clove, grated
2 green onions, trimmed and sliced
radishes, whole and sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
1 avocado, peeled and sliced
sea salt to taste
fresh ground pepper, to taste
fresh mint, chopped
orange, zest and juice
extra virgin olive oil, drizzle
Permigiano Reggiano, grated

Slice broccolini into long thin strips leaving the flower tops on. In a bowl add red pepper, avocado, garlic, onions, radishes and all the herbs and spices. Mix well, then dress the salad with the orange zest, juice and olive oil. Marinate the salad for about an hour. Before serving add freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Broccolini has similar nutritional value as broccoli, with a slightly sweeter taste. It is rich in antioxidants and very good source of calcium, iron and fiber.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County was an amazing field trip. So many things to see and to learn about.
“Museum protects over 35 million specimens, dating back 4.5 billion years. Museum is an authority on the “big picture” of the planet, the natural and the cultural world. It tracks the Earth’s biodiversity, because knowing what is out there is the first step to conservation.”

Kids lunches packed, lined up and ready for the lunch time:)

Besides the amazing taxidermy and skeleton specimens you’ll encounter in Age of Mammals, the Museum’s scientists and exhibition designers have created fun, interactive kiosks that will make you think you’re out in a fossil field, or inside a paleontology lab like the one here at the NHM.

Outside the Museum’s South Entrance, you’ll find enclosed habitats filled with life.
From April to September, the Pavilion of Wings is fluttering with over 40 species of live butterflies.
From late September to November, the Spider Pavilion houses web-weavers, hard at work. Come check out their intricate webs!

Kids were absolutely delighted with so many different kinds of butterflies, some resting on the flowers some flying:)

Beautiful and patient butterfly, allowing me to take a photo.

Interesting facts are all over the exhibit halls making visitors well informed and easy to navigate throughout the museum.

Los Angeles Natural History Museum is a great museum and amazing place for everybody to visit and explore.


  1. My oldest LOVES dinosaurs and any Natural History Museum. We should visit LA’s since San Diego’s is kinda lame! I’m impressed that your 6-year old ate that salad! Very healthy.

  2. Thanks Laura, glad that you like the post….this museum is really nice….
    I’m trying and do my best to teach my kids to eat quality homemade and healthy foods….plus if it’s tasty dish there is no reason to complain:)

  3. That salad looks amazing. I’m so impressed you said the parents are trying to pack healthy lunches! Here in TX it’s a different story… 😦 Great website!! I can’t wait to go through the rest of the posts!

  4. Mmm that broccolini salad looks incredible and so healthy! Loving your blog and glad to be a new follower 🙂

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