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Spotlight on Spinach – And 15 Ways To Love It

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…ince the popular rise of kale, I’ve been singing its praises. So if it came down to a veggie smack down, “Spinach vs. Kale” which one would be the heavy weight? If kale is the reigning champion of the superfood world, then spinach is certainly a tough contender – but you don’t have to let them duke it out, enjoy both! Just like kale, spinach is a tasty, super nutritious leaf but it’s part of the amaranth family. So why…

10 Everyday Superfoods

10 Everyday Superfoods

…vitamin C. Or try this sweet and spicy salsa to go along with your chips and margarita when the sun goes down. Spinach I think everyone knows that spinach is a nutritional powerhouse, but you can think of it like the “hope diamond“. High levels of vitamins K, A, C, B2, along with manganese, folate, and iron — all available in just one cup! In fact, spinach contains so many nutrients that aren’t even listed here and they c…

Meal Planner for Summer Veggie Surplus

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…nd is incredibly versatile when it comes to cooking. Combine corn with more nutritious, superfood veggies, like spinach, kale, and broccoli to add sweetness and a pleasing texture to sides and main dishes. Zucchini I grew up with a family garden that my Granny would tend all summer long. By August we had bushels full of zucchini, many more than we could even eat as a family of three. These zucchini fritters became a mainstay in our family, the…

How To Get Kids to Eat Healthy Food They Hate

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…cooking. I add grated carrot to my turkey bolognese to increase nutrition and portion-size with less calories. Spinach Apart from broccoli, most kids are wary of green foods. Frozen spinach and tough mature spinach leaves can turn kids off, so start with tender baby spinach. Most organic brands on the market are pre-washed which saves precious time in the kitchen. Health Benefits Remember how Popeye’s muscle would bulge after eating spinac…

Meatloaf Stuffed With Spinach

Healthy Meatloaf With Spinach

…by adding new ingredients, or even stuffing it with something surprising, like gooey mozzarella and fresh baby spinach. When I posted this recipe last week in my column on AOL’s Slash Food, readers’ reactions ran across the entire spectrum, so I’d be interested in your thoughts in the comment section below… “I’m going to try this recipe, it looks delicious ! Another good recipe to try is Ann Landers Famous Me…

30 Ways to Eat Better

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…use as layers in eggplant Parmesan. 6. Add one cup of these delicious healing superfoods to every meal, such as spinach, kale, broccoli, or mushrooms to increase your vitamin levels without maxing out on calories. 7. Looking for a ways to “fake out” a veggie hater? Try tucking in spinach to chicken enchiladas, or this chocolate avocado shake you can make in minutes. 8. Not in love with lean proteins like chicken or fish? Searing is the key to mak…

Superfood Smoothie Guide

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…ods) such as kefir or other cultured dairy like yogurt, nuts and adding incredible healing greens like kale and spinach. Then add in antioxidant rich fruits like raspberries, cherries, pomegranate and blueberries. Equipment Having a good quality blender or mini blender makes all the difference in taste and texture — especially if you’re combining fruit with vegetables. My all-time favorite blender, Blendtec , makes silky smooth drink…

Spicy Sausage and Spinach Lasagna

Spicy Sausage and Spinach Lasagna

Spinach is extremely nutritious and versatile. I incorporate it into dishes whenever I want to increase nutrition by adding vegetables. No-boil lasagna is a time saver but it makes this lasagna dry. If you decide to use it, soak it in hot water for 10-15 minutes first. Serves 8 Print Spicy Sausage and Spinach Lasagna Rating: 5 1 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time…