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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34 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.

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