Spinach, Spinach Everywhere!

Spinach, Spinach Everywhere!

I love spinach. The fresh stuff…not so much frozen. It has so many amazing benefits. Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, protein, and choline. (source). You can hardly beat it 🙂 This week I have been trying to get spinach into my diet for at least one meal, most days two meals. Here are a couple ways I have been using it:

Breakfast! 

Eggs and Spinach Omelet

eggsandspinach

This thing is so seriously yummy. I just whisk my eggs, milk, and baby spinach all up together and pour it into a hot pan. Once it is fairly cooked I flip it and add shredded cheese to one side and fold it over like an omelet. Even the kids are asking for “eggs with grass in it.” Lol.

Breakfast/Lunch

This delicious blend can be for any meal. It’s so easy to make, too. In this photo I have frozen blueberries, spinach, and strawberries. A half a banana is hiding in there, too. After I took the picture I added some greek yogurt,

milk and cocoa powder. You could add orange juice and no cocoa powder if you wanted to. You don’t have to like spinach to make this. You won’t even know it’s there. This is Pepper’s FAVORITE snack. If she sees me eating it from across the room she will grunt at me until I come over and give her a taste.
smoothie

Lunch

Ok, you will have to love spinach to enjoy this salad. But it is so good!

spinach salad

It is just spinach and sliced strawberries. I like adding fresh mushrooms to it but I didn’t have any. Usually I use raspberry vinaigrette but I didn’t have any of that so I found this recipe for the dressing. It sounds not so good but it was really good.

Ok, now go eat some spinach!

And since I mentioned Pep, here is her 6 month photo

6 months

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