Energy Boosting Spinach Salad

By Angela Wallace, MSc, RD

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 10 mins.


  • 4 cups, fresh spinach
  • 1 apple, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 cup chickpeas, cooked (can be canned and rinsed)
  • 1 can tuna, drained


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


1) Cook quinoa according to package instructions and set aside

2) Dice red onion finely and chop apple, set aside

3) Mix dressing ingredients using a small whisk and set aside

4) Mix together all salad ingredients (spinach, apple, quinoa, red onion, chickpeas, and tuna). Place in container or mason jar.

5) Pour dressing over salad when ready to eat (keeps well with dressing for 2 days).

6) Enjoy!

Per Serving:

Calories: 430
Total Fat: 11 g
Saturated: 1.5 g
Unsaturated: 9.5 g
Carbs: 50 g
Fibre: 9 g
Protein: 34 g


Angela is a Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer, and Family Food Expert specializing in women and child nutrition and fitness. She loves helping families get healthy together. Angela offers various nutrition and exercise consulting options including cooking lessons, meal planning, and weight loss programs.