Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rainbow Salad

It looks pretty, doesn't it?

Last week I was with the group I volunteer with, Kids in the Kitchen, and we were talking to a group of adorable little girls about healthy eating choices.  We went over where food comes from, what foods to eat, and why you choose those certain foods.  We taught them that when they are choosing which foods to eat, try to eat the rainbow.  Little girls love rainbows, so this concept went over fairly well :)  For their activity and snack, we helped them make rainbow skewers.  Such a cute idea, and the kids really got into it.

image via pinterest
So the other day when I was trying to decide what to make for lunch, I was inspired by the rainbow skewers and created my version of them via a salad.  In this anti-oxidant rich salad, citrus oranges are complimented by sweet strawberries and slightly tart blackberries.  I added a little bit of walnuts to give the salad an extra crunch.  Delicious, simple and so good for you.  As we taught the group of kids, try to "eat the rainbow" next time you are making a salad!!

serves 2

1 naval orange, peeled and pulled apart
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1/4 cup of walnuts
2 cups of baby spinach


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss with your favorite light dressing!  Enjoy!

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