13 January 2008

I know, I'm not consistent

I'm doing a lot of back and forth between my home and my daughter's home. It would be so much easier if she stayed here, she doesn't want to. Typical 20 year old I suppose. I don't care that I'm putting everyone else out, making them sleep on an uncomfortable couch. I don't want to come there where I can sleep in a bed and you can be comfortable in your bed. I don't care that this is throwing yours and everyone else's schedules out of whack. I seriously think I'm going to have to tell her, sorry but this is how it is going to be. It will make life easier on us all.

Anyway, I did manage to make a Spinach and Tangerine Salad and take photos of it at some point. Spinach and citrus fruits pair nicely together. I didn't use a dressing, just some of the juice from the tangerine. That's me though. You may not like that. I've also had this with vidalia onion vinaigrette and just a vinaigrette made with a little canola oil, citrus juice, salt, pepper, and vinegar. I wouldn't suggest a heavy overpowering dressing like ranch or thousand island, a French might work fine.

Spinach of course is packed with nutrients as are tangerines. I had this for lunch one day. I really did not believe that a few handfuls of spinach and a couple of little tangerines would fill me up, but it did.

2 cups spinach leaves, whole, baby
2 whole tangerine, whole, sectioned

Combine and eat.

Nutritional Analysis
Calories: 87 kcal
% Calories from Fat: 4
% Calories from Carbs: 85
% Calories from Protein: 11
Total Fat (g): trace
Saturated Fat (g): trace
Monounsaturated Fat (g): trace
Polyunsaturated Fat (g): trace
Cholesterol (mg): 0
Sodium (mg): 49
Potassium (mg): 599
Total Carbohydrates (g): 21
Dietary Fiber (g): 5
Protein (g): 3
Calcium (mg): 83
Iron (mg): 2
Zinc (mg): 1
Vitamin C (mg): 69
Vitamin A (IU): 5579
Vitamin B6 (mg): 0.2
Vitamin B12 (mcg): 0
Thiamin (mg): 0.2
Riboflavin (mg): 0.1
Folacin (mcg): 151
Niacin (mg): 1

Food Exchanges
Starch/Bread: 0
Lean Meat: 0
Vegetable: 0.5
Fruit: 1
Non-Fat Milk: 0
Fat: 0
Other Carbs: 0

Now, if you want to add a vinaigrette, here is a tangerine vinaigrette. This is for one. Double it to 1/8 cup each oil and vinegar, and a 1/4 cup tangerine juice for two. Substitute any citrus juice of your choice.

1/16 cup canola oil
1/16 cup rice wine vinegar
1/8 cup tangerine juice

Whisk together ingredients, add a little kosher salt to taste, and refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutritional Analysis
Calories: 136 kcal
% Calories from Fat: 88
% Calories from Carbs: 11
% Calories from Protein: 0
Total Fat (g): 14
Saturated Fat (g): 1
Monounsaturated Fat (g): 8
Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 4
Cholesterol (mg): 0
Sodium (mg): trace
Potassium (mg): 70
Total Carbohydrates (g): 4
Dietary Fiber (g): trace
Protein (g): trace
Calcium (mg): 6
Iron (mg): trace
Zinc (mg): trace
Vitamin C (mg): 10
Vitamin A (IU): 130
Vitamin B6 (mg): trace
Vitamin B12 (mcg): 0
Thiamin (mg): trace
Riboflavin (mg): trace
Folacin (mcg): 1
Niacin (mg): trace

Food Exchanges
Starch/Bread: 0
Lean Meat: 0
Vegetable: 0
Fruit: 0
Non-Fat Milk: 0
Fat: 2.5
Other Carbs: 0


Tom said...

That sounds yummy! Spinach is such a good thing. Would some sliced almonds work along with it?

Twango said...

Oh most definitely. They'd add protein and good fats too.