3 Ways with Spinach Salad

There’s lots of reasons to indulge in that leafy green we all hated when we were kids. We know spinach is at the top of the charts when it comes to nutritional benefits, but we didn’t know it could taste so good. Living a meaningful life isn’t all about getting out and having fun, it’s also about taking care of your body so that you CAN thrive on the good life.

This week, replace those three trips to Taco Bell or McDonald’s and make your insides sing with one of these delicious spinach salads:

Yellow Goat Spinach Salad paired with homemade croutons

Yellow Goat Spinach Salad paired with homemade croutons
Photo By: Jessica Bruner

Yellow Goat Spinach Salad:

Ingredients:

Half a bag of raw spinach

3/4 cup- chopped sweet Vidalia onion

3/4 cup- baby yellow tomatoes

1/2 cup- crumbled goat cheese

*Pair with homemade croutons (cubed french bread tossed in olive oil and spices then baked in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until crunchy)

Sauteed Tofu and Zucchini Spinach Salad:

Sauteed Tofu and Zucchini Salad paired with smoothie Photo By: Jessica Whitehead

Sauteed Tofu and Zucchini Salad paired with smoothie
Photo By: Jessica Bruner

Ingredients:

Handful of raw spinach

3/4 cup- firm tofu cut into cubes

1/2 cup- sliced zucchini

1 tbsp- Olive Oil

spices- salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder

Poppyseed dressing

*Pair this spinach salad with a strawberry, pineapple, banana smoothie with an orange juice base rather than milk.

Directions: Dry the firm tofu by wrapping the block in paper towels and applying pressure before cutting into cubes(or buy pre-cubed firm tofu). Slice desired amount of zucchini into bite sized pieces. Heat olive oil at medium to high heat in a saute pan before adding tofu and zucchini. Add spices and stir occasionally until the tofu is golden brown. Add the finished product to your delicious bowl full of spinach. Top with poppyseed dressing and enjoy.

Sprouting for an Egg Spinach Salad

Sprouting for an Egg Spinach Salad
Photo By: Jessica Bruner

Sprouting for an Egg Spinach Salad:

Ingredients:

Handful of raw spinach

1- hard boiled egg

1- small clementine

1/2 cup- sprouts

3- slices of cucumber

1 tbsp- toasted coconut

Balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Directions: Rinse sprouts before scattering on salad. Slice the hard boiled egg and cucumbers and place in sections on the spinach. Separate a clementine for decoration and flavor. Place coconut shavings in a saute pan with no grease and toast until golden brown then sprinkle over the top of salad. Dress salad with a light balsamic vinaigrette. Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “3 Ways with Spinach Salad

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