Thursday, 24 April 2014

Strawberry & Spinach Powerhouse



My favourite way to make salads is BIG! I can't tell you how many times people have said "Are you going to eat that ALL?!" My answer is always "YES!" The key to making a salad into a delicious and filling meal is to choose the right ingredients. I always try to choose lots of fresh vegetables, a protein, and a healthy fat. This salad is not only beautiful to look at, but it tastes good and helps you meet your daily requirements for fibre, calcium, and iron. 

Ingredients

1-2 cups fresh spinach
1-2 cups kale, ripped into small pieces (omit the hard stems)
1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
2 Tbsp chopped mushrooms
1 Tbsp unsalted sunflower seeds
2 oz low fat goat's cheese (feta is also a great substitute)

2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
Pinch salt and fresh ground pepper
1/2 tsp honey 

Directions

1. Layer kale and spinach in a big bowl. Top with strawberries, sunflower seeds, and goat's cheese.
2. Whisk together dressing and pour on top of salad. 

Nutrition

Calories 397
Fat 26. 2 g (mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated)
Carbohydrates 26.1 g
Fibre 8.2 g
Protein 14.4 g



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