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Healthy Spinach Recipes

SPINACH:  Loaded with essential nutrients to support good health, make Popeye proud with these easy spinach recipes:

Easy spinach fratitta/one serving

Definition of frittata: A frittata is like an omelet, except it isn’t folded over like an omelet, it stays flat like a pancake.

In small cup or bowl, beat 1 egg with 1 tablespoon of milk, buttermilk or water, **½ teas. of lemon juice, salt/pepper to taste.  Note:  the more you beat the egg mixture, the “fluffier” it will get.

In a small 6 ½” to 7” skillet:

Saute’ in olive oil: 2 sliced mushrooms and approx. 6 fresh spinach leaves.

When mushrooms and spinach are tender and wilted, add the egg mixture and top with a tablespoon feta or mozzarella cheese.  Cook over low to med. Heat until egg mixture is cooked through, flipping once.

Note:  for a healthier spin, use low-fat cheese and substitute two egg whites for the one egg, and it’s also good without cheese.

Serving for TWO:  double the recipe and use an 8” skillet

EASY TIP:  Substitute spinach for lettuce in tacos or add spinach leaves to your sandwiches in place of lettuce.  Mix lettuce leaves in with your regular salad greens.

**SCRAMBLED EGG TIP:  Want to bring out the flavor of your eggs or egg whites?  Beat in a dash or two of lemon juice and a sprinkle of dill.  I also like adding a splash of buttermilk if I have it on hand.

 

Spinach Salad/single serving:

Heaping handful of Fresh baby spinach leaves

Feta cheese

1 to 2 slices of Fried Turkey or regular Bacon, crumbled  (note:  turkey bacon is healthier and tastes just as good)

One hardboiled egg OR two hard-boiled egg whites

Croutons (optional)

Toss with your favorite Italian or vinaigrette dressing (I like the Olive Garden Signature Dressing found in the grocery stores.)

 

Orange Spinach Salad/single serving

1 handful of Fresh baby spinach leaves

Add some bib lettuce (or other mixed greens)

½  Avacado  (sliced, diced or guacamole)

4 to 6 Orange segments (such as Clementines/mandarins) or diced mango

2 to 3 Slices of cooked chicken or salmon

3 to 4 pearl Tomatoes (or slices of regular tomatoes)

Drizzle ingredients with an orange or citrus vinaigrette dressing to taste

 

EASY SAUTEED SPINACH (2 servings)

Coat a large fry pan with cooking spray and approx. 1-2 tablespoon of olive oil

Add a pinch of garlic (optional) and approx.  6 to 10 sliced mushrooms and lightly saute’ until they just start to brown.

Add 4 to 5 handfuls of fresh baby spinach

Cover and saute’ on low heat until spinach is wilted.

Remove from heat, squeeze on lemon juice and salt/pepper to taste – serve warm

Note:  If you don’t like mushrooms, leave them out.