Part 1 Of Spinach Salad Recipes

By San Tan Valley Fit Body Boot Camp

Spinach is one of the healthiest foods you could eat, full of vitamin C, iron, antioxidants, and many more vital nutrients. If you’re looking to have healthier eating habits, spinach should be top of your list of things to add to your diet. We’re going to give you some great salads using this amazing green-leafy vegetable down below.

We could dedicate an entire post just to the health benefits of spinach, that’s how awesome this little leaf is. However, for today we’ll stick with some highlights before jumping in to our recipe list.

A fresh 100g batch of spinach contains about 25% of your daily intake of iron. Often if you have an iron deficiency or are eating a vegetarian or vegan diet it is recommended to eat plenty of spinach for this exact reason. There is also vitamin A, vitamin C and other antioxidants in spinach that helps to heal the body, slow the aging process and fight against various diseases, even help prevent cancer!

As you can see this leaf is small but mighty, and if you want to have more of it in your life, here’s how you can.

Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinegar

Prep Time: 10 minutes

This spinach salad tastes amazing! The recipe calls for raspberry vinegar, which is a flavorful and refreshing alternative to traditional, oily dressing. The fruit and nuts add flavor, fiber and healthy fat.

Ingredients 

8 cups cleaned spinach leaves2-22-2015

3 oranges, peeled, sliced and quartered

2 cucumbers, peeled, sliced and quartered

1/8 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped

1/8 cup sunflower seeds

2 Tablespoons poppy seeds

1 cup strawberries, sliced or whole raspberries

½ cup white balsamic raspberry blush vinegar

Instructions

Combine the spinach, oranges, cucumbers, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, and strawberries in a bowl

Add vinegar and toss well

Nutritional Facts

Servings: 8

Calories: 99

Fat: 3g

Carbohydrates: 14g

Fiber: 2.6g

Protein: 3.5g

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