9 Easy, Delicious, Healthy Super Salads to Toss Into Your Diet

Certain foods can unleash super powers that can fend off unwanted pounds, fight fatigue and even lower your risk of cancer. When it comes to eating healthy, sometimes all you have to do is pair up the right foods on your plate. (10 Photos)

Gina Roberts-Grey on Jul 18, 2012 at 3:12PM

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9 Easy, Delicious, Healthy Super Salads to Toss Into Your Diet

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Strawberry-Spinach Salad With Champagne Dressing

This easy dish is the perfect combination of heart healthy mono- and poly-unsaturated fats and fiber, which help to lower cholesterol, reduce risk of heart disease and help you stay fuller longer, says Allison Stowell, a registered dietician RD in Bedford Hills, NY. Furthermore, “Nutrient-rich almonds and spinach provide essential calcium for bone health, while antioxidant-rich strawberries pack in anti-aging vitamin C for defense against free radicals.”

Ingredients:
3 tbsps brut champagne, champagne vinegar, or white wine vinegar
1 tbsp sugar-free strawberry spreadable fruit
1 tsp canola oil
5 cups baby spinach, rinsed and patted dry
2 cups halved fresh strawberries, hulled
1/4 cup sliced unsalted, dry-roasted almonds

Directions:
In a small jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine champagne, strawberry spreadable fruit and oil. Cover and shake until ingredients are well combined. Place in the refrigerator until serving time.

Tear spinach into bite-size pieces. Place in a large salad bowl and add strawberries. Shake dressing, pour over spinach mixture, and toss to coat. Sprinkle with almonds.

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