Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spinach Salad

Today I was feeling bored about eating lunch.  I didn't want the same old boring staple of what I make for my kids.  I will usually eat pbj, tuna, tortilla chips w cheese etc...  I remember at my last Weight Watchers meeting there was conversation about not changing up what you eat and how boredom can be the track that derails your healthy eating. 

I thought about what I could eat that was different so I took a look in the fridge and took out:
Spinach
Balsamic Vinegar
low fat feta cheese
1 clementine
rye bread
cheese wedge (Parmesan peppercorn)

I spread the cheese wedge on the rye bread and had that with the spinach salad I made.
The salad I made was a version of a spinach salad I had years ago.


Sonya's Spinach Salad
Wash spinach, break it into pieces and place in bowl.
Peel clementine (they are really good this time of year but you can use any fruit) and cut segments in half and place on top of spinach.
Take 1/4 c of feta and place in bowl with spinach and clementine.
Drizzle the salad with balsamic vinaigrette (you can also top the salad with some type of nut like slivered almonds for some added crunch)

Sonya's Balsamic Vinaigrette
Mix equal parts extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar ( 1/4c of each - add slightly more vinegar to taste).
Add 2 teaspoons of sugar or honey (or more to taste; I prefer honey)
Add 1/4tsp of dry mustard.
Shake or stir and serve.
If you put this dressing in the fridge the olive oil will harden.  Just soak the container/bottle in some warm water for a minute or two and the oil will solidify and you can then shake and use.


This salad was very satisfying and yummy! - My husband enjoyed it as well.



2 comments:

  1. Good to see you deviate from your norm...love those kind of salads!!

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