Summer Spinach Salad

This salad is taking advantage of summer produce. Apricots, strawberries, and cucumber oh my. Throw in some goat cheese and candied pecans – say no more.

Lets take a look at a few of the health benefits in this salad…

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Apricots – 50 calories for three. Excellent source of vitamins A, C, E, potassium, iron, and beta-carotene. Helps prevent heart disease and are very beneficial for good eyesight.

Strawberries – 43 calories per cup packed with fiber (13% of the RDA of dietary fiber). Loaded with vitamin C which helps boost your immune system, prevent cancer and heart disease.

Cucumbers – 11 calories per cucumber. Made of 95% water which keeps you hydrated while flushing out toxins in the body.

Summer Spinach Salad

Ingredients

– 3 handfuls baby spinach

– 1/2 c strawberries, quartered

– 2 apricots, diced

– 1 small cucumber, sliced

– 1/8 avocado, diced

– 1/4 c goat cheese

– 2 T candied pecans

– 2 T Lite Balsamic vinaigrette

– 4 oz grilled salmon

Directions

Toss ingredients and season with cracked black pepper. Yum!

*We’re out of red onion or else I’d definitely have included it in this salad.

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