Spinach Salad

Note: This recipe is especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women, but it can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet. Pregnant and breastfeeding women need to consume extra calories and eat a variety of nutritious foods to contribute to their baby's growth and development.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 c. baby spinach, rinsed and drained
  • 3 clementines, peeled and sectioned
  • 3/4 c. slivered almonds
  • 1/4 c. fat-free raspberry vinaigrette

Directions:

  1. In a large salad bowl, combine spinach, clementines, and almonds.
  2. Toss with salad dressing just before serving.

Serves: 4

Serving size: 1 cup

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

169 calories
6 g protein
10 g fat
1 g sat. fat
16 g carbohydrate
4 g fiber
0 mg cholesterol
42 mg sodium
89 mg calcium
2 mg iron
77 mcg folic acid

Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Why this recipe is good for pregnant or breastfeeding women:

This salad is packed with healthy nutrients for you and your unborn baby. It contains fiber, calcium, iron, and folic acid.

Variations and suggestions:

You can experiment with other citrus fruits.

Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD

Kids Health

Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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