Did you know apples may contain pesticides and some may be genetically modified? Or that spinach is quite often on the dirty dozen list? Buying organic apples and spinach is a great step in the right direction as you begin eating pure food.
I’ve downloaded both the Dirty Dozen and Non-GMO apps on my phone so when I’m purchasing my produce, I can look quick to see if I should be buying conventional or organic. Even in the upper Midwest where we live, we can purchase organic apples and organic spinach year round.
Enjoy this delicious Apple Spinach Salad (found in the Apple section of our book, Eating Pure in a Processed Foods World®) made with organic apples and spinach. It is a wonderful combination of flavors that entice you to make this salad again and again.
Eating fruit is good for you, just remember that it is sweet and contains natural sugar. It’s best to eat green apples if you are trying to limit your sugar intake/consumption, as they contain the least amount of sugar.
Apple Spinach Salad Recipe
8 cups spinach, washed and drained
8 dates, diced
1 apple, chopped
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons olive oil
Place salad ingredients in a large bowl. In a small bowl, blend together dressing ingredients. Pour over salad and toss to coat evenly.
Makes 8 servings