Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Simple Spinach Salad


Onward and upward in my healthy living/bikini body quest!

I was going to make Spinach and Parmesan Orzo for dinner last night, but after I calculated the calories, I was cursing the website and deciding at the same time not to make the orzo. Stupid caloriecount.com. Anyhoo, I had spinach, which coincidently is an ok-food with caloriecount.com, so I decided to put it to good use. I really should include spinach in my diet more often.

I can't take all the credit for thinking up this recipe. It's actually a variation of a salad that was served at Monday Night dinner's when I was in a sorority at college. That salad was actually spinach, strawberries, red onions, and raspberry vinaigrette. I could eat plate-ful's of that salad. There is no way on Earth I'd be able to get the hubby to eat raw onions, so I put blue cheese in the salad instead of red onions. It was a damn good choice!

The hubby gave it two thumbs up, it's super-easy to make, and it uses ingredients I have on hand a lot (that is, when strawberries are in season). I know I will be making this again :)



Ingredients:
1 (10 oz.) bag of spinach
7-10 strawberries, thinly sliced
1/2 cup of blue cheese crumbles
3 tbsp raspberry vinaigrette

Directions:
1. Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl.
2. Sit back, and read a book or watch a "Friends" episode with all the time you saved making dinner :)

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