Spinach Facts/Recipe

Spinach Facts/Recipe

Spinach is one of the healthiest vegetables out there.  Cooked or raw, spinach has a mild flavor.  Extremely easy to grow in your garden.  Watch that is doesn’t bolt during the hot summer months.

Toss spinach in salads, smoothies, and soups or add to egg dishes, pasta dishes and the list goes on.

Six reasons to add this super veggie to your diet.

  1.  High levels of vitamin K and magnesium.  Promotes good bone health and helps regulate blood sugar levels.
  2. High levels of potassium.  Helps reduce blood pressure and cut the risk of stroke and death from heart disease.
  3. Tons of Vitamin A.  Hair and skin stay hydrated.
  4. Add spinach to your diet helps lower the risk of asthma.
  5. Zeaxanthin and lutein help prevent age related vision problems such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
  6. Spinach greens helps slow age related decline in brain function.  You can than nutrients like folate found in spinach.Keep Spinach fresh:  Store spinach loosely packed in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator.  Should keep for around 4 days.  Wash spinach just before using, other wise it will spoil if you wash it first and then store

Spinach and Mushroom Saute

2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
2 cloves garlic minced
4 hand full of spinach or 6 ounce bag of spinach
salt and pepper to taste.  (optional)

In a large skillet heat oil.  Add the mushrooms and saute for 3 minutes.  Add garlic and cook for another minute.

Add spinach by the hand full.  Cook and stir until wilted.

Season with salt and pepper and ENJOY!

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59 thoughts on “Spinach Facts/Recipe

  1. Such a simple and tasty recipe. My daughter was just asking me to make something with spinach in it. Well, she will have spinach and mushroom saute tomorrow! 🙂

  2. This Spinach and Mushroom Saute looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some on the weekend. I am sure it will be a big hit.

  3. We love spinach here in our house. I used it mostly on our eggs, soup , salad and vegetable patties. They are delicious.

  4. The only reason, I ate spinach seldom was because of this famous cartoon character popoye, But never did I aspect could find so many advantages and now, I am going to try these now! great one.

  5. I definitely need that help slowing decline in brain function, ha! I never knew how amazing spinach was!

  6. I love eating veggies especially crisp lettuce and cauliflower. Every time spinach is being mention, I always remember the cartoon Popeye that I used to watch as a kid.

  7. I remember when I was a kid, I hated spinach and my mom always made us eat it – and clean our plate. Now that I am an adult, I LOVE it.

  8. Love fresh spinach. I admit I am guilty of overcooking it at times but I’ve since mastered it and love it. Oh and I am guilty of sneaking spinach into dishes when my kids were little. If they only knew how many leaves of spinach were in those smoothies they love so much.

  9. I don’t eat spinach nearly as much as I should. It has so many vitamins and nutrients, plus iron which I really need. Thanks for this very simple side dish

  10. I saute spinach a lot – what a great idea to add in some mushrooms! Spinach is so good for you, and I love fresh spinach (not the frozen). It’s great to have some quick, healthy recipes on hand.

  11. I LOVE me some spinach! I’ve actually been having this lately, minus the mushrooms – I’ll have to throw some in next time!

  12. I already liked spinach but now I like it even more. Yes to boosting my brain power. I’m going to suggest we grow some this year with our other veggies. I love it in lasagna and salad.

  13. Oh I love spinach so much, it is a definite staple in my home and my hubby and I use it fresh as a snack food just as is❤️

  14. The reason I got my kids to love spinach is because of Popeye. I introduced them to the character and pointed out how strong Popeye can get by eating spinach. Ha ha. Silly but it worked! My sister makes a mean “Crispy Spinach” appetizer dish. I have to get that recipe sometime too.

  15. I have become very familiar with spinach and other greens since my daughter has become a vegetarian. I am always very aware of her getting the right vitamins and nutrients her growing body needs. Spinach is one of those veggies that is easy to chop up and put in almost anything.

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