Candice Kumai's salad gets an antioxidant boost from two kinds of berries, plus the heart-healthy omegas in raw walnuts and iron-laden spinach couple with a fat-free balsamic vinaigrette for a texturally satisfying, guilt-free lunch.
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese (about 1 oz), optional
In a large bowl, toss spinach with blueberries and strawberries. In a small bowl, whisk together honey, mustard, vinegar and salt. Drizzle 3/4 dressing over salad, then sprinkle walnuts over top. Serve sprinkled with cheese, if desired, and remaining dressing on the side.
This delicious, plant-based recipe includes sea vegetables, local produce and healthy, filling grains. Naturally full of iodine, vitamin C, manganese and vitamin B2, seaweed is a clean eater’s best friend!
This salad is a perfect take-to-go meal this time of year. Top off your bento box salad with a side of nuts, seeds, fermented pickles or fresh fruit. If you can't find kabocha in your area, try using butternut squash (halved and peeled) instead.