Citrus Spinach Salad- Keep the Flu Away!

  January 29, 2014  |    Blog>Recipes

We’re officially knee-deep in winter—and in snow!  This is prime time for the flu– and everyone we pass seems to coughing or sneezing–eeks!

Studies have shown that food alone can help to protect you during cold and flu season! The key is to have a mixture of produce, whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat dairy products. Have adequate sleep (this is the toughest for us!), moderate exercise and little to no stress also helps to keep your immune system running healthy. So instead of feeling better with medicine (or using it to fend off the flu), try the nutritional approach and get adequate amounts of important nutrients, including vitamin C to help boost your immunity.

Citrus Spinach Salad

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Our favorite tip of all is to eat plenty of fruits and veggies – you’ll definitely get your share of vitamin C!

To help you keep the flu bug away this season, try this delish Citrus Spinach Salad!

 

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Citrus Spinach Salad

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 8 cups spinach, torn in bite size pieces
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled, cut in quarter cartwheel slices
  • 1 orange, peeled, cut in quarter cartwheel slices
  • 1/4 cup red onion, cut in thin wedges
  • 1 small avocado, peeled, sliced crosswise
  • 3 tbsp. light vinaigrette dressing

Directions

In large bowl, combine all ingredients and chill for at least 15 minutes.

Serve with light vinaigrette dressing and Enjoy!!

Nutrition Facts: 102 calories, 5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 36 mg sodium, 13 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 3 g protein

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Citrus Spinach Salad- Keep the Flu Away!
 
Nutrition Facts: 102 calories, 5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 36 mg sodium, 13 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 3 g protein
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 8 cups spinach, torn in bite size pieces
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled, cut in quarter cartwheel slices
  • 1 orange, peeled, cut in quarter cartwheel slices
  • ¼ cup red onion, cut in thin wedges
  • 1 small avocado, peeled, sliced crosswise
  • 3 tbsp. light vinaigrette dressing
Instructions
  1. In large bowl, combine all ingredients and chill for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Serve with light vinaigrette dressing and Enjoy!!

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