5 Things You Didn’t Know About Spinach
Imagine my surprise when I found this bouquet of fresh spinach! I had already resolved that I would resort to buying a prepackaged box of baby spinach given the weather, but finding this was like hitting the jackpot!
Spinach is Nutritious
I can’t stress enough how nutritionally beneficial spinach is. Spinach is a nutrient powerhouse that’s packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and has unbelievable health benefits. Spinach contains high levels of both Vitamin A + C, which both act as antioxidants to protect against bacteria, viruses and toxins. Among other things, spinach also helps to maintain bone and promote healthy skin cell growth.
Spinach is Delicious on it’s Own
Like it in salad? Me too!! Toss baby spinach leaves with other salad greens to give variety and add more oomph to your salads. Have you tried my recipe for a Fall Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash and Seeds? Be on the lookout for my next post where I’ll share a new recipe for another fabulous spinach salad!
Spinach Can be Added to Many Recipes
Did you forget about the spaghetti squash that’s sitting on your kitchen counter? My recipe for Baked Spaghetti Squash Lasagna has fresh spinach and other veggies in it too! Just delicious! Try adding spinach to your omelettes and stir fry’s as well.
Can Spinach be Added to Soup?
It’s versatile and can be added to your soups easily! Soul Soothing African Stew is one of my favorite recipes! Have you tried it yet? Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!
Cooked vs. Raw Spinach?
Spinach packs a powerful punch and while some nutrients may be lost in the cooking process, you can’t go wrong either way! Need a great snack after a workout? A green smoothie made with spinach is amazing! My smoothie recipe will be featured soon, I promise!
As always, I’d love to hear from you!
Please feel free to share what your favorite way to have spinach is!