Tired of the same salads ? Salads do not have to be boring. There are several ways to put a creative touch on them. You can use a variety of dark greens and herbs for your salad. Spinach, kale, arugula, basil, and romaine lettuce are a few to try. Adding different fruits can also bring life to a bland salad. Try mixing in berries, apples, sliced lemons, and any other fruit variety into your salad. Nuts, such as almonds and pecans, are also a fun touch for a salad and add protein. Think outside the box when it comes to meat selections for your salad. Instead of the usual chicken, try salmon or shrimp. To add a spicy kick to your salad peppers are a great choice. When choosing dressing you want to stay away from cream based dressing and stick with vinaigrettes. Raspberry vinaigrette is an excellent choice. I hope everyone finds these creative tips helpful to spruce up their salads!
Strawberry, Mango, and Blueberries Spinach Salad
- one package (10 oz) fresh spinach
- 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
- 1 cup avocado, chopped
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 mango, sliced
- 1/4 cup cashews ( optional)
- chicken breast or desired fish
- vinaigrette dressing
In a large bowl, combine all of the salad ingredients, except the cashew nuts. Add the dressing to the salad and toss. Sprinkle cashew nuts on top of the salad.
Serve and enjoy
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Hello readers! Hope everyone is having a good week so far. Let’s discuss food rescue. What is a food rescue ? A food rescue is the process of collecting food that would otherwise be thrown away from restaurants and grocery stores, then distributed to local emergency food programs in communities. This process helps with cutting down on hunger issues. Food rescues are much needed, especially in areas that are food deserts. These programs offer healthy food choices, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, to those who otherwise would not have access to them. It is also a bonus to allow families and children in urban areas to receive the nutrients that they so desperately need. Food rescues are a huge blessing !
Healthy Hearts Plus II offers a food rescue to communities in the surrounding Richmond area.
The food pantry will be available every Friday between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you have any questions please call (804)-528-9317
Here is a refreshing and easy mango and strawberries fruit salad recipe to try :
- 2 ½ cups sliced strawberries
- 2 mangoes, diced
- 1 orange, juiced
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 1 tsp agave nectar or honey
- In a medium bowl, stir together the strawberries, mangoes, orange juice, lime zest and agave nectar (or honey).
- Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 hours.
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Hello readers! Hope you are having a blessed week so far! I am going to share with you a delicious spinach salad recipe that is perfect for the summer! Spinach is wonderful for our health , as you know it is a good source of iron. It also has cancer fighting properties, protein, antioxidants, improves digestion, and contains vitamin E, C, and K and fiber.
Spinach, Avocado, and Strawberry Salad
- 6 cups fresh baby spinach
- 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1 -2 avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
- 4 ounces goat cheese ( optional)
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- half a small red onion, thinly sliced
You may add chicken, tuna, or salmon for protein.
Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and drizzle with a balsamic dressing and serve.
From our heart to Yours!