The power of spinach! It is considered a ‘super food’ and and a great way to get your healthy greens in, especially for those of us who are not lovers of kale. (Kale will always be a garnish on a deli tray to me).
I picked up this fresh spinach at my local Sam’s Club. Spinach is the ‘Super Food of the Month’ in the Sam’s Club on-line magazine, Healthy Living Made Simple. It made me feel okay about the lack of kale in my life!
I like to make a big old batch of this on Mondays….makes up for saturday and sunday indulgences. You can add chicken, fish or chilled shrimp for a whole meal and eat this for days. By the time Friday rolls around, you are back in your skinny jeans!
The dressing is so easy and you can sub lemon for lime in a pinch. It keeps your avocado green and makes enough for that most important lunchbox all week!
I know if my fridge is full of healthy choices, I am less likely to eat a pizza….unless it has spinach on it, then that would be okay right?
To a happy and healthy week!
Another great salad that also works great for your lunchbox! ”Crunchy Mediterranean Couscous Salad!
And Fresh Corn and Avocado Salad that uses the same Honey Lime Vinaigrette! A two-fer!
Spinach Power Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette
- 1 pound fresh spinach
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 tomato diced
- 1 avocado sliced
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup feta cheese
Honey Lime Vinaigrette
- 3/4 cup extra light olive oil
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 lime, zested and juiced
- 2 tablespoons minced shallots can sub red onion for shallot
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 teaspoon pepper
Combine salad ingredients in large container or salad bowl.
Toss only the amount of salad you will be eating right away. Save the rest for your lunchbox and serve the dressing in a separate container.
Combine vinaigrette ingredients in jar or container with tight fitting lid and shake. Store in fridge.
Toss only the salad you are eating. Spinach wilts fairly quickly.
Some great substitutes:
Strawberries for blueberries
Goat cheese for feta
Pecans for walnuts