Scrumptious Spinach

Written by Deanna Teter
Part of National Nutrition Month 2014

Spinach is a veggie many people do not like because of the rep that comes with it; people do not think it tastes good. But, if you are not a fan of how it tastes by itself, it can taste great when you add it to many dishes. It can be added to sandwiches or wraps, omelets, in a dip, in a dish as an appetizer or even as a side dish. Not only does it taste great in recipes but spinach has many benefits and can be good for the body. It has lots of vitamins and minerals that make it a good vegetable to add to your grocery list. Spinach can help maintain bone health, protect eyesight, fight infections, and help keep skin healthy. Now that you know a little more about spinach here is a simple recipe you can try to add spinach to any meal.

Quick and Easy Sauteed Spinach

spinach recipe

Image by Deanna Teter

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1(10 ounce) bag spinach leaves
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat then add spinach and cover.
  2. Cook for 5 minutes then stir in garlic salt and cover for another 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and sprinkle with parmesan cheese to serve.

If you are still not convinced on how spinach can taste great try some of these simple steps to incorporate spinach into your everyday meals:

  • Add spinach to a smoothie
  • Sprinkle spinach on any pasta dish
  • Eat a salad with spinach
  • Add spinach to your pizza
  • Toss spinach into soup

What will you do with spinach?

References

Basic report: 11457, spinach, raw.(n.d.) Retrieved from https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/3214

Quick and easy sautéed spinach (n.d.). Retrieved from https://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Quick-and-Easy-Sauteed-Spinach/Detail.aspx?evt19=1

Spinach Health Benefits. (2014, February 20). Retrieved from https://www.newhealthguide.org/Spinach-Health-Benefits.html

What are the health benefits of spinach? (2014, February 2). Retrieved from
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270609.php

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