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Strawberry Orange Spinach Salad

I am currently on a never-ending quest to get in the mood for summertime. I realize we are getting closer and closer to April which means only one more month with the potential of snow! It’s staying brighter out longer and it’s slowly starting to warm up. Automatically, my spirits start lifting. Throw in a salad with fruit and I am instantly reminded of summer and that we are just a bit closer to it! Something about salads and fruit remind me of summer. Maybe it’s cause they’re cold, or there’s so much more fresh produce available in summer. Or maybe it’s simply the fact that all I ever crave in the summer is salads, fruits, and smoothies. Whatever it is this salad gets me one step closer to summer and I’ll take whatever I can get!

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Ingredients: 

  • 10 oz fresh baby spinach 
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lb fresh strawberries
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Directions: 

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine your baby spinach with the juice of one whole lime. 
  2. Dice your oranges and strawberries and toss with the spinach.
  3. Toss in the cooked quinoa and sliced almonds to combine.
  4. Top with a protein of your choice (chicken or shrimp would both work great!).

Makes 4-6 servings

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What’s your favorite season?? What things remind you of summer?? 

Spinach, Grapefruit, and Honey Salad

This recipe is one of my many waiting for summer recipes. I like to pack my winter food full of fruits and vegetables to hopefully feel a bit more like it’s summer or it’s at least on it’s way! Grapefruit specifically reminds me of summer just because. Actually it reminds me of Florida, where I always wanted to move to in high school. Currently my location of choice has switched to California because of the lower humidity, but honestly I will go anywhere warm as long as there’s a beach involved. Anyways here’s a recipe to get you in the summery mood despite the colder temperatures. I topped it with chicken and it made for a perfect meal.

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 bag or box fresh baby spinach 
  • 1 large grapefruit
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tbs. honey

Directions: 

  1. In a large bowl add in your baby spinach. 
  2. Peel and dice your grapefruit into small pieces and mix into the spinach.
  3. Dice your avocado and add in.
  4. Toss your salad with the juice from the lime and a drizzle of honey.
  5. Think of summer and enjoy!

Makes 4 servings. 

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What reminds you of summer during the winter???