Main Dishes

Strawberry-Spinach Salad - a Summertime Classic

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When it's strawberry season, it's also warm enough that a light salad is a refreshing lunch or dinnertime treat. This one is easy to make, and has a sweet appeal for even the most determined vegetable-avoider in the family. Put it together in minutes from easy-to-gather ingredients.


For another variation, use arugula instead of spinach.


While spinach is packed with nutritional benefits--Vitamin K, Vitamin A and folic acid as well as Vitamin C--arugula contains more Vitamin B5. Strawberries and oranges further bolster the Vitamin C content of this salad that's both nutritious and delicious.


Make it and plate it up right before serving, or put it together in a big salad bowl and chill for half an hour first. Serve the dressing on the side for calorie-counters.

2
Bagged spinach or equivalent ( washed and trimmed )
Pint of strawberries ( washed, hulled and sliced )
2 navel or Valencia oranges ( peeled and sliced, or several clementines, peeled and sectioned )
Fresh sliced mushrooms to taste
Thinly sliced red onion rings

Distribute the spinach on plates (it will serve as many as six), and then top with the sliced strawberries, oranges or clementines, and sliced mushrooms. Top with onion rings to taste. Dress with a...
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Nutritions

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Sodium
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Fat
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Protein
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0% DV

Carbs
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Rich and fudgy, this easy Chocolate Zucchini Bread is the perfect cross between a chocolate pound cake, brownies, and a classic loaf of zucchini bread! It's moist and tender thanks to sour cream in the batter, and studded with miniature chocolate chips for even more decadent flavor. Serve a couple of slices of double chocolate zucchini bread for breakfast or brunch with a cup of coffee, for an afternoon snack with a glass of milk, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert.

1 c sugar
1/2 c sour cream
1/2 c vegetable oil
1/3 c milk
2 eggs
2 t vanilla extract
2 c all purpose flour
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 (½ t) baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 c shredded zucchini ( patted dry )
12 slices
  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a deep 8 ½ x 4 ½ -inch or a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, sour cream, oil and milk. Whisk in eggs and...
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Nutritions

Calories
2644

Sodium
2217mg
92% DV

Fat
59g
92% DV

Protein
87g
175% DV

Carbs
458g
155% DV

Fiber
50g
202% DV