Fruit on a salad? I used to crinkle my nose and say, “no thanks” while thinking, you mix fruits and veggies? Gross! That was me before I actually tried it. Just like the time I finally tried sour cream in college and discovered that I actually liked it. Oops. I missed out on numerous years of not having sour cream with my nachos. Bummer. I feared what I didn’t know (and still do actually!). So anyway, I tried a spinach salad with strawberries, almonds, blue cheese, and balsamic vinegerette. I fell in love and have been eating it ever since. This was at least 8 years ago and I’m still feeling the love. In fact it is my favorite lunch and I promise I’m not just saying this. I eat it whenever I have all the ingredients in the house (which I usually do). It takes me minutes to make and I’ve gotten so I’m not picky about what I put in it. I use whatever cheese is in the house. It is usually sharp cheddar cut into little bit-size pieces, feta, or blue cheese. I love cheese. I’ve used pears, apples, and even grapes to top my salad. I have discovered that grapes and strawberries are pretty tasty.
Here is my recipe:
Organic Baby Spinach
Strawberries (or another fruit)
Blue Cheese (or another kind)
Sliced Almonds ( my husband prefers toasted, but I don’t have the patience or time to do this daily).
Balsamic Vinaigrette (I have fallen in love with Simply Natural Organic Balsamic Vinaigrette with extra virgin olive oil that I buy at BJ’s Wholesale-so yummy). I’ve also used Newman’s Own.
And that is it. Very easy and so healthy for you too. Don’t be scared, try it!