This simple and beautiful vegan spinach salad is not only colorful but packed with antioxidants. An easy refreshing way to nourish your body!
Made with fresh baby spinach, mandarin oranges, strawberries, and raspberry vinaigrette dressing, this easy recipe will delight the taste buds with bursts of tangy and sweet favors.
Spinach is a vitamin powerhouse, and offers a terrific punch of antioxidants and cancer-fighting nutrients.
Nutrition in Spinach
Low in calories and high in vitamins, spinach is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in existence.
One cup of the leafy green vegetable contains far more than your daily requirements of vitamin K and vitamin A, almost all the manganese and folate your body needs and nearly 40 percent of your magnesium requirement.
It is a good, very good or excellent source of more than 20 different measurable nutrients, including dietary fiber, calcium and protein. And yet, 1 cup has only 40 calories! Spinach is an excellent choice for nutrition without high calories.–LiveStrong
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Oil-free salad dressing options
I like to make my own raspberry dressing. If you want to whip some up at home, try this tangy and sweet raspberry vinaigrette gluten-free salad dressing.
There are a few different options for raspberry vinaigrette dressing that you can buy premade. Walmart sells a fat-free (oil-free) version in their salad dressing isle by Maple Grove Farms.
Grocery stores that carry Panera salad dressings have an oil-free version in their produce section.
For those that would like to make their own dressing, my Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing is a great option.
Recipe comes from Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine: Cancer Project Food for Life classes.
Other Great Salad Dressings
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- 1 10 ounce bag fresh spinach
- 1 cup berries or grapes or 10 strawberries, sliced
- 1 10 ounce can mandarin or clementine oranges, drained or grapefruit sections
- 1 tsp sunflower seeds (optional)
- 1 tsp chopped Brazil nuts (optional)
- 1/4 cup raspberry vinaigrette suggestions below
There are a few different options for raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Walmart sells a fat-free (oil-free) version in their salad dressing isle by Maple Grove Farms. Grocery stores that carry Panera salad dressings have an oil-free version in their produce section. Included at the bottom of this page is a link for a recipe to make your own.
Toss all ingredients together and serve!