Traditional Spinach Salad
While Liz likes to drink her spinach, I like to take mine as a salad for lunch. Spinach salads pack more of a nutritional punch than lettuce because not only is spinach high in iron, but it also is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, and vitamin B6. As a member of the dirty dozen list, it is recommended that you buy organic spinach. Additionally, if you can get it locally, you are less likely to have to worry about national recalls.
This spinach salad is based off of the traditional spinach salad, with a few adjustments. Start with some organic spinach. Sprinkle on some shredded mozzarella. Add a little protein with it with a local, free-range hard-boiled egg. Next add some sliced crimini mushrooms. (I get mine locally from Homestead Growers, via Farm Fresh Delivery). Crimini Mushrooms are very flavorful and have more nutrients than the common white button mushroom.
For dressing, skip the typical Ranch Dressing that is usually served with this salad, and opt for a mix of olive oil and balsamic vinegar instead.