Double your antioxidant buck with this light side salad. Strawberries are a great source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory vitamins and minerals. They are lower in potassium — a great CKD friendly addition to salads, desserts or just eaten by themselves as a snack!
Spinach is rich in beta carotene and is a good source of many vitamins and minerals, including potassium. If you have CKD, this recipe, when eaten in the suggested serving size is a perfect addition to your meal. If you’d like to reduce the amount of potassium in the suggested serving size, substitute 1 ½ cups of spinach in the recipe with 1 ½ cups of iceberg lettuce.
Strawberry Spinach Salad
- 3 cups fresh spinach
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
- ¼ cup red onion, sliced
- 1 tbps. balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1/8th tsp. dry mustard 3 tbsp. olive oil
- ½ tsp. black pepper
- 1 tbsp. poppy seeds
1. Wash and dry spinach.
2. Tear into bite size pieces and put in a bowl. Top with sliced strawberries and onions.
4. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, lemon juice, honey, olive oil, black pepper and poppy seeds. Whisk together until emulsified. Pour prepared dressing over spinach and strawberries and toss together.
(per 2/3 cup serving): 94kcal, 1 gm protein, 22mg sodium, 204mg, potassium, 20 mg phosphorus
Recipe used with permission from ARA