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Spotlight on Spinach – And 15 Ways To Love It

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…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 is spinach at the top of my list for everyday superfoods? It’s because Popeye’s guns could be powered up with…

Meal Planner for Summer Veggie Surplus

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…grated Parmesan for grated manchego. Store zucchini in produce bags in your crisper for up to two weeks. Kale or Spinach Both kale and spinach are top body beautiful foods since they contain incredibly high levels of vitamins and minerals. They are totally versatile and can make a great base for salads, a way to stretch your pasta dishes, or great sides that the whole family will love. Do not prewash kale or spinach as they can wilt easily. Tu…

How To Get Kids to Eat Healthy Food They Hate

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…e 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 spina…

Meatloaf Stuffed With Spinach

Healthy Meatloaf With Spinach

Meatloaf is one of those blue-plate specials that is still on my list as a comforting, satisfying meal that’s perfect for winter weeknights. I like to shake up the flavor 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 int…

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 ma…

Superfood Smoothie Guide

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…then pop the cup in the dishwasher for easy clean up. Green Mango Smoothie The color of this smoothie comes from spinach, an uber-superfood — not unripe mango. Sweet ripe mango sweetens this smoothie making it ideal for people who are not fans of vegetable-flavored smoothies or green juices. That’s why this is a great starter smoothie for newbies, and a fantastic way to ease greens into your breakfast. Just 1 cup of spinach adds 300%…

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…

Creamy Spinach Dip

Creamy Spinach Dip

Artichokes make this creamy spinach dip chunky and satisfying without adding loads of extra fat that the traditional versions has. Artichokes are also high in fiber and make for an excellent salad dressing. Watch Better TV clip featuring this recipe! Serves 12 Print Creamy Spinach Dip Rating: 5 1 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: 7 c…