Spinach Berry Salad for a Heart Healthy #SundaySupper

The month of February is Heart Health month. People are wearing red and spreading awareness for heart disease. Eating healthy meals is one of the ways to help combat this disease. February is also the month that I am officially over snow and being cooped up indoors eating casseroles. I want to eat fresh foods, even more than on January 1st when so many of us make a resolution to do so.

Fresh foods are not growing in my yard just yet, but I have begun to plan my garden that will take over my backyard this Spring and Summer. Go away snow, I have things to do.

Fresh, Fresh, Fresh. Spinach Berry Salad with a Strawberry Vinaigrette. Heart Healthy for #SundaySupper

When my body is craving fresh, whole, heart healthy foods, I turn try to eat colorful. Colorful? Fruits, Veggies, the more colors the better. Today, I am sharing a colorful, tasty, loaded with great things for your body, spinach and berry salad as well as a homemade vinaigrette.

This salad features spinach, berries and walnuts. Walnuts that are loaded with healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants. They are also a great way to add protein to a salad. I top this salad with shaved Parmesan Cheese. Cheese is not necessarily heart healthy, however a couple small shavings can add a ton of flavor to a dish without adding extra salt and unhealthy fats. A little goes a long way with a good cheese. There is also a healthy handful of chopped parsley in the salad. No salad should be without a fresh herb. These herbs are another way to add in great flavor without salt or fat.

Spinach Berry Salad

Ingredients

  • Baby Spinach (I used 1 5oz bag)
  • handful Fresh Parsley (chopped)
  • 1/2lb Fresh Strawberries (Halved)
  • 1 pint Fresh Blueberries (Whole)
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts (Chopped)
  • Parmesan Cheese (Shaved on top of salad to finish.)
  • Strawberry Vinaigrette (To dress salad)

Directions

Step 1
Combine ingredients into a salad bowl.
Step 2
Toss with fresh Strawberry Vinaigrette
Step 3
To serve, top with shaved Parmesan Cheese

This salad is wonderful topped with my homemade vinaigrette. It has heart healthy berries, extra virgin olive oil, sweetened with honey and just a wee pinch of salt.

Strawberry Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 1/2lb Fresh Strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon Orange Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 pinch Cracked Black Pepper

Directions

Step 1
Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Fresh, Fresh, Fresh, Spinach Berry Salad with homemade Vinaigrette. Heart Healthy for #SundaySupper

Adding in heart healthy foods does not have to mean bland and boring any more. The Sunday Supper crew, has got you covered this week. Thank you Lori of Foxes Loves Lemons and Ethel of eating in instead  for hosting such an inspiring event. Some good food and exercise and we are all on our way to strengthening our hearts.

 

Be sure to check out all these great, flavorful, healthy recipes and then log on to  join us for a Twitter chat using hashtag #SundaySupper at 7pm ET Sunday evening!

 

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Heart Healthy Spinach Berry Salad

51 thoughts on “Spinach Berry Salad for a Heart Healthy #SundaySupper

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  20. My sister in law also adds fruits to salad and it does cheer up those leafy greens! Must brighten your day, too, when you start to see the fruits of your labour sprout up in your own backyard in the Spring =)

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  25. This reminds me of a salad I love from a cafe near where I used to work. The berries, herbs and bit of cheese added so much flavor that I really didn’t need dressing. I love when salads are flavorful like that!

  26. What a perfect recipe for ‘heart healthy’…..I cannot wait to try your vinaigrette recipe! Thank you for sharing!
    Roz

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