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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

What you need:

  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach, torn in bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 4 ounces soy blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup cashews


  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/3 teaspoon poppy seeds


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

What to do:

  1. Mix dressing ingredients and whisk together. Refrigerate to cool if desired.
  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.

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

229 calories
11g protein
12g fat
3g sat. fat
24g carbohydrate
2g fiber
66mg cholesterol
549mg sodium
276mg calcium
3.9mg iron

Serves: 4

Serving size: about 2 cups

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 or a soy "meat" alternative to it and make it a meal!

Reviewed by: Rupal Christine Gupta, MD
Date Reviewed: 14-07-2015

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