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Spinach Salad

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

Prep time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 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

Dressing:

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

Utensils:

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

Directions:

  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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