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The simplicity of this delicious salad has made it a class favorite. Raspberries contain antioxidants and are virtually fat free. Also, the fiber in many of these ingredients helps move carcinogens, excess cholesterol and hormones out of the body to improve overall health.
Spinach Salad With Citrus Fruit
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and toss gently to mix. Toss with salad dressing (recipe below). Serve immediately.
Note: Fresh fruit in this recipe is always preferred over canned when possible.
Serving size: 1/6 of recipe. 62 calories, 2 grams fat, 0.3 grams saturated fat, 29.4 percent calories from fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 10.1 grams carbohydrate, 2.4 grams fiber, 5.4 grams sugar, 2.3 grams protein, 36.7 milligrams vitamin C, 61 milligrams sodium, 2,746 micrograms beta-carotene, 1.7 milligrams vitamin E, 59 milligrams calcium, 1.7 milligrams iron.
Raspberry Salad Dressing
Purée raspberries in a food processor or blender. Remove and place in a bowl. Whisk in mustard, vinegar, herbs (if using), maple syrup, salt and black pepper. Start with 1 tablespoon vinegar and add more after tasting. Adjust flavor with maple syrup, salt and pepper. Makes about 1 cup. Store leftovers in a covered dish and refrigerate for two to three days.
Serving size: 2 tablespoons. 22 calories, 0.3 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 11.8 percent calories from fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 0.5 grams protein, 4.7 grams carbohydrate, 2.2 grams sugar, 2.1 grams fiber, 179 milligrams sodium, 10 milligrams calcium, 0.3 milligrams iron, 8.2 milligrams vitamin C, 10 micrograms beta-carotene, 0.3 milligrams vitamin E.
For More Information
To learn more about Sharp's nutrition services or to find a Sharp-affiliated physician, search for San Diego doctors or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. To find general information about nutrition, read the Nutrition News archive.