Maintenance – Citrus Spinach Salad

This is a quick and easy salad that tastes delicious.  I was shocked when my husband said “If all spinach tasted this good I would eat it everyday”.  He’s a bit of a smart alec (and let’s just say, not the biggest fan of whole foods), so I was quite surprised that he liked this salad so much.  I took this recipe from Dr. Barnard’s “Cancer Survivor Guide” which can be found here.

Spinach Salad with Citrus Fruit  – Makes 6 servings


Brazil nuts in this recipe provide crunch and selenium—a potent cancer-fighting antioxidant. Just one Brazil nut per day supplies your daily requirement of selenium.


10 ounces chopped fresh spinach

1 cup berries or grapes, or 10 strawberries, sliced

1 can (10 ounces) mandarin or clementine oranges or grapefruit sections, drained and rinsed, or 1 1/3 cup of fresh fruit

1 tablespoon sunflower seeds

1 tablespoon chopped unsalted Brazil nuts

1/4 cup fat-free raspberry vinaigrette


Toss ingredients together and serve.


This delicious colorful salad should be eaten immediately after tossing with dressing.


Per serving:

62 calories

2 g fat

0.3 g saturated fat

29.4% calories from fat

0 mg cholesterol


2.3 g protein

10.1 g carbohydrate

5.4 g sugar

2.4 g fiber


61 mg sodium

59 mg calcium

1.7 mg iron

36.7 mg vitamin C

2746 mcg beta-carotene

1.7 mg vitamin E

Source: WFM 1-10

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