Toss this easy mix together for a healthy lunch. Let kids help with the simple steps in bold!


  • 1 bunch fresh baby spinach leaves, rinsed and dried
  • 2 mandarin oranges, peeled and segmented
  • ¼ cup slivered or chopped almonds or walnuts
  • ¼ cup red onion, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil salt and pepper to taste


Step 1: Whisk together orange juice, vinegar, olive oil and onion.

Step 2: Just before serving, gently toss the dressing with the spinach, oranges and nuts.

Step 3: Add salt and pepper to taste.

Tip: In the lunchbox, pack dressing portion separately and mix when eating to prevent wilted spinach.