This Nuts About Berries Salad Copycat will allow you to ditch the sugar coated almonds and sugary poppyseed dressing and fall in love with this healthier version.
Wash spinach (unless it's pre-washed) and berries and set aside.
In a skillet over medium-low heat, melt coconut oil . Add maple syrup and vanilla; stir well. When bubbling, add almonds and stir to coat evenly. Stir constantly for about 5 minutes, being careful to not burn them. Remove pan from heat and transfer almonds onto wax or parchment paper to cool. Cool completely before adding to salad.
For the salad dressing, combine all ingredients in a small bowl whisk until smooth. Top spinach and berries with maple candied almonds and drizzle with 1-2 tbsp. poppyseed dressing.
Extra almonds can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week. Almond recipe slightly adapted from Feel Great in 8: http://www.feelgreatin8.com/feelgreatblog/candied-almonds/
Poppyseed dressing slightly adapted from Cooking Light: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/strawberry-salad-with-poppy-seed-dressing
Adapted from I Heart Naptime