cornflake dreams.: craving: spinach salads.

10.30.2014

craving: spinach salads.

Throughout my pregnancy I've been eating a lot of spinach. I add it to spaghetti, omelets, and because of Crohn's it's the only way I can enjoy a leafy salad. Lately I have been making simple spinach salads with apples, walnuts, and balsamic vinaigrette. I'd love to mix things up with different ingredients and try some new recipes:
apple-feta salad with chicken, bacon and walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette* - pineapple spinach salad (two of my favorites together - why didn't I think of this before?!) - avocado strawberry spinach salad with poppyseed dressing (gotta love a recipe that uses avocados!) -sweet tooth salad with pomegranate seeds, dried cranberries, walnuts, and apples - chicken apple walnut spinach salad - spinach berry salad with blackberry balsamic vinaigrette* (*I'd skip the feta and gorgonzola cheese since sadly that's not pregnancy-diet approved -- whomp whomp)

What do you like in your spinach salad?
-xo-
Jillian

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26 comments:

  1. I love spinach salads with walnuts, dried cranberries, apples and balsalmic dressing! Yum!!

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  2. YUM!!! I love Spinach cant wait to try some of these.

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  3. I may need to test out spinach salads... I stay far, far away from lettuce because it does bad things to me!

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  4. Now I know what I'll be having for lunch!!

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  5. I love the combo of spinach and strawberries - it is my go to salad all the time!! yum!

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  6. thank you for this! i have been having spinach cravings all this week!!

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  7. These ALL look fantastic!! I love spinach with fruit and sugared nuts!! I highly recommend spinach with cashews, granny smith apples and bacon - it is amazing!

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  8. Those all look delish! Spinach is so good for you while pregnant! I did so well eating it and then made myself sick of it, but maybe one of these salads can get me back into it again!

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  9. I love spinach too! I had a spinach salad last night with chicken and salsa and will be eating one tonight with the bbq chicken pizza i'm making. I use it in pasta dishes and smoothies too :)

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  10. One of the things I missed MOST was the feta! :/ Definitely would add avocados, cherry tomatoes, cranberries, boiled eggs, beans, and a sprinkle of quinoa with lemon juice.
    Linh
    http://abeautifulrawr.com

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  11. Love spinach... Just not in my salads!!! And I can't quite put my finger on why that is!! Oh well - those salads do look super yummy though (just substitute the spinach with arugula!!)

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  12. spinach is my lifeblood. Ok slightly dramatic. i first discovered it in salads and i would do half lettuce half spinach - now i do all spinach, so good. i also just chuck spinach in everything, like you -pasta, omelettes, smoothies, rice - it pretty much goes in everything and you just can't beat the nutritional punch!

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  13. Spinach (or kale) is the only base I will use for salad! That blackberry one looks delicious!!

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  14. Spinach is one of my favorite leafy greens. It's so hearty and it actually has flavor versus a lot of other salad bases.

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  15. I love spinach but kale is my true love! Spinach salads are so good with goat cheese on them too but you can't have goat cheese right? :(

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  16. these are some encouraging ideas to get me to eat spinach--usua;;y wait it cooked.

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  17. These look so delicious!! I love salads with spinach.

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  18. Spinach salads are my favorite type of salads. Those photos look sooo yummy. Thanks for the recipe links!

    Jenny
    Stuff I Love

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  19. Have you ever tried spinach quiche?

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  20. I love spinach and especially when combined with fruits! Your images are amazing! I wish my salads looked like this :)

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  21. The spinach is a perfect example for a healthy food. I agree with J Holloway, the combination of spinach and fruits is so delicious and look great.

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  22. I love spinach so much. The different combinations are so insipring especially the combination with strawberries.

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  23. I love spinach salads too! It is amazingly healthy to eat it raw. The spinach cleans your body.

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