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Strawberry Spinach Salad

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For a while I hesitated giving Kenya salad. Salad just seems like something you shouldn't serve a two year old. I mean, what could be less exciting for a kid to have put in front of him than a plate of lettuce? I think I was also concerned that it would either be too difficult for him to chew certain raw vegetables or that he simply wouldn't enjoy some of the ingredients I put into my favorite salads.

Boy was I wrong! And when you really stop to think about it, why wouldn't kids love salads? When made right, salads are visually appealing, full of fresh flavors, able to be topped with all kinds of different dressings and easily tailored to each individual in your family's likes and dislikes.

This strawberry spinach salad is not only delicious, it's packed with nutrients. There's protein in the almonds, tons of iron in the spinach, vitamin C in the strawberries and the poppy seeds are a good source of calcium. It's also a really colorful dish that is naturally sweet, so I think it looks appealing and tastes great to a young discriminating palate. Honestly, there's nothing cuter to me than watching my two year old munching away and asking for "more salad"! But then again, I'm his mother!

Strawberry Spinach Salad  (Serves 4)

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For a while I hesitated giving Kenya salad. Salad just seems like something you shouldn't serve a two year old. I mean, what could be less exciting for a kid to have put in front of him than a plate of lettuce? I think I was also concerned that it would...

Ingredients

  • 5 cups (or 5 oz. pkg.) baby spinach, packed
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced thin
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. 1. Place first 4 ingredients in a bowl and toss to combine.
  2. 2. Place remaining 5 ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. 3. Toss the dressing with the salad.
  4. 4. Serve.
Strawberry Spinach Salad

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  3. Mary

    June 1, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    My husband and I loved this! Unfortunately my 1 and a half-year old didn’t. I cut the spinach into smaller pieces, but I don’t think she liked the texture of it.

  4. baha

    March 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    hi! sounds really great! but are the mushrooms raw? if they are is it ok to serve them to a baby? thank you!

    • catherine

      March 5, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      The mushrooms are raw. You should consult your pediatrician as to whether or not to feed them to your baby. Typically around 8 months is okay for them to start eating mushrooms, but your pediatrician may have other guidelines for raw mushrooms.

  5. Ashley

    December 2, 2010 at 2:37 am

    This sounds delicious. Our favourite salad is actually spinach, strawberries, mushrooms, pecans, poppy seeds, and raspberry vinaigrette. I think we’ll be trying your version this week though!

  6. Number Plates DVLA

    February 5, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Good post. Interesting read. I read something similar yesterday but for the life of me I can’t remember what the site was though. It’ll come to me – it must be old age :)

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