Spinach Salad

Note: This recipe is especially for kids with lactose intolerance, who need to limit or avoid dairy products.

Prep time: 20 minutes


  • 6 c. fresh spinach, torn in bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 c. mandarin oranges
  • 1 c. strawberries, sliced
  • 4 oz. soy blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 c. cashews


  • 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. orange juice
  • 11/2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/3 tsp. poppy seeds


  • knife (you'll need help from your adult assistant)


  1. Mix dressing ingredients and refrigerate.
  2. Mix the fruit and spinach together.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and mix well to coat evenly.
  4. Divide salad among 4 plates (about 2 cups each plate).
  5. Sprinkle cashews and soy blue cheese over the top of each salad plate.

Serves: 4

Serving size: about 2 cups

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

220 calories
11 g protein
12 g fat
3 g sat. fat
24 g carbohydrate
2 g fiber
66 mg cholesterol
507 mg sodium
276 mg calcium
3.9 mg iron

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
This salad can be served as a side dish, or add some chicken to it and make it a meal!

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, LD/N
Date reviewed: March 2009

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