Recipe Roundup – Strawberry Spinach Salad

So because I am still side like I figured it’s about time I adjust my diet to match my activity level. I’ve definitely put a few pounds on since my injury which was now a whole month ago.

I will confess, I’m not too crafty in the kitchen. I can make some staple items and I have a few in my repertoire that I repeat often. I’m a very boring eater; I find a few things I like and I eat them nonstop until I get bored and find a different new thing. I’m pretty sure I ate the exact same homemade grilled chicken caesar salad everyday for lunch for an entire month earlier in the summer. Like that kind of boring.

I think part of my problem is I lack creative thinking when it comes to knowing how to mix ingredients together so I tend to get stuck in a rut. Just a few days after destroying my calf I joined my parents at a Great Dane picnic. And yes, that is exactly what it sounds like, a picnic for people to come to bring their massive dog along. It was giant dog central! But the point here is that at that party I had the most fantastic salad that I never thought would ever be tasty. Honestly, I’ve always thought fruit on a salad sounds weird and gross. So when I devoured three helping of said salad, I knew I had to recreate it for myself. So here’s my version of a Strawberry Spinach Salad, aka the easiest and yummiest salad ever.

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 Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Ingredients

  • Fresh spinach (I used Wegmans Organic)
  • Fresh, whole strawberries
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Goat cheese
  • Optional additions:
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Less expensive, but still soft and strong cheese options like feta

Instructions

  1. Fill the bowl of your size choosing with a few handfuls of fresh, washed spinach.
  2. Shake a small handful of walnuts over the spinach bed.
  3. Top with a few goat cheese crumbles.
  4. Cut strawberries into small slices. I didn't use any dressing, so to add a bit of juice to the salad I gave my strawberry slices a soft squeeze with my fingers before adding them, just to release the juices without adding any sugar.
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I swear this is so delicious! And I usually only like salads covered in dressing because, let’s face it, lettuce is really just a vehicle to getting to eat yummy dressing. And hopefully my sub-par food photography skills don’t deter you. I even have this packed in my lunch for today!

So yeah, I’m trying to get more crafty in the kitchen and trying to get my eating back in full control while I’m only getting 1-2 easy and quick workouts a week in. Here’s to healthy eating!

Favorite salad or unusual salad topping?

Recipe ideas for something very easy, quick, and with a solid refrigerator shelf life? Go!

3 Thoughts on “Recipe Roundup – Strawberry Spinach Salad

  1. Mmmmm, goat cheese…I swear I can put that stuff on anything! 🙂 Glad you found a salad that you really like – using only the juice from your fruit of choice is a great idea!
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  2. I LOVE strawberry and spinach salads. I was like you: hesitant to try it at first because spinach, strawberries, and feta cheese just sounds weird.

    One of my favorite “salads” isn’t really a salad. It’s strawberries, blueberries, honey, and apple cider vinegar. (So, it’s a fruit salad.) It sounds really weird, but it is so delicous. Sweet fruite, sweet honey, tart apple cider vinegar. Just the perfect combo in the warm summer months.
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  3. This looks yummy! I am on a huge salad kick right now so I am going to have to try this, plus, I love goat cheese and strawberry combos!
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