Spring is always a time when I get in the mood to be a lot more active and heavy comfort food sounds ... well heavy and fresh veggies sound perfect. Joanne was in town last week and I got the best recipe from her and her mom, Orva. It is a yummy spinach salad with fruit and no dressing. I was a little hesitant, but I made it for dinner and not only did I love it but my kids loved it too. I had to build momentum with Beck and explain that he had to eat a little piece of fruit with each "dinosaur leaf". After a few bites he was stuffing his mouth and laughing. He kept saying "I yike it". I want to explain that on an average day my kids will eat a piece of fruit, a healthy dose of ketchup and if I top the day off with a little applesauce, that is shamefully pretty much the extent of their daily contribution from the fruit and vegetable food group. The unforgivable part of this is when I actually try, they are both pretty good sports about it. I just need to be a little better. Thanks Joanne!
I bag of spinach chopped
( Chop spinach into small pieces)
1 cup of mixed berries, thawed (Costco blend)
1 orange chopped into bitesize pieces
1 banana sliced and then each slice quartered
1/4 cup walnets chopped
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Serves 2 (or 1 adult and 2 kids)
The most important part is cutting each ingredient into similar size pieces so the spinach blends well with the fruit.