Recipe Author: Mary Graese
"I'm strong to the finish, 'cause I eats me spinach, I'm Popeye the sailor man! (toot, toot)"
Now, Popeye would just eat this stuff and big muscles would pop out all over!! But let's be realistic...in order to lose weight AND protect the lean muscle you already have, you have to eat the right food, and exercise enough to keep your muscles toned.
What if a simple vegetable could help you get there faster, would you want it? Of course you would! You guessed it.........SPINACH!!
This super veggie is packed full of Vit. A, B1, B2, B6 and C, E and K, calcium, folate, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, potassium, selenium, and zinc. Plus...it's a good source of fiber and protein and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Serving Size: (2 cups)
Prep Time: 10 min
1 lb Bag loose leaf fresh spinach
1/2 cup Sliced Fresh Strawberries
1/2 cup Whole Pecans
1/2 Red onion, sliced
Wash and dry spinach, divide evenly between 4 salad plates or bowls. Top with pecans, strawberries and sliced onions. Drizzle with dressing just before serving.
Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
4 oz. Balsamic Vinegar
2 oz. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tbsp Raw Honey
1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
Combine all ingredients in dressing mixer container or tall cup and wisk til smooth.
This is one of our family favorites and we like to add feta cheese crumbles to it also.