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Spinach Salad Cup with Italian Dressing

Smart Snack Approved as an entree. Meets calorie, fat and sodium requirements for center of plate. Provides 1 cup Vegetable, 3 oz M/MA, 1 oz eq Grain


Recipe Yield: 1 salad cup
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Amount Item
3  c Vinegar
1/2  gal Water
1  bag Foothill Farms┬« Italian, Caesar & Vinaigrette Dressing Mix (#V408)
5  c Vegetable oil
2/15  c Chopped green pepper
1/4  c Cooked rotini pasta, whole grain
1/8  c Diced tomatoes, low sodium
2  oz Diced chicken, fully-cooked, thawed
1  oz Shredded mozzarella cheese, low fat
1 1/2  c Baby spinach


  1. In a large mixing bowl add Italian Dressing Mix (7.6 oz) to vinegar and water. Mix well with wire whisk or electric mixer at high speed. Continue mixing and slowly add oil. Mix at high speed for about 2 minutes, until well mixed.
  2. In a transparent 20 oz cup with lid, layer the following items in order: 2 Tbsp Italian Dressing, 1/8 c chopped peppers, 1/4 c pasta, 1/8 c tomatoes, 2 oz chicken and 1 oz cheese. Spinach goes on top so dressing will not wilt it. Cover with lid.
  3. When ready to eat, open lid and turn over onto a plate. Salad is completely prepared with lettuce on bottom and dressing on top.
  4. To request a sample of Foothill Farms Italian Dressing Mix (No MSG), go to the About Us tab above and click on Contact Us. Be sure to mention where you saw the ad.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 0
Amounts Per Serving
Calories from Fat

  Per Serving % Daily Value*
Total Fat g %
  Saturated Fat g %
  Trans Fat g  
Cholesterol mg %
Sodium mg %
Potassium mg %
Total Carbohydrate g %
  Dietary Fiber g %
  Sugars g  
Protein g  
  Per Serving   Per Serving
Vitamin A % Vitamin C %
Calcium % Iron %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
  Sat. Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate   300mg 375mg
  Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9     Carbohydrate 4     Protein 4