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Spotlight on Spinach – And 15 Ways To Love It

“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!

Spinach, the Healthiest Vegetable?

Spinach is one of the veggies I include in my meals at least 4 times a week. Popeye really had it right when he squeezed open a can with his flexed muscles!

Meatloaf Stuffed 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.

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.

Sautéed Spinach

Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse. High levels of vitamin K, A, C, B2, along with manganese, folate, and iron – all available in just one cup! This simple preparation is the fastest way to load up on nutrients at lunch or meal-time.

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.

Spinach and Goat Cheese Triangles

These are similar to the spanakopita that my Greek neighbors in Pittsburgh used to make for parties, weddings, and graduations. I use goat cheese instead of feta, because I love its creamy texture and tart flavor. I substituted melted butter for butter-flavored cooking spray to achieve the ‘skinny effect’.

Spinach Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Sweet and tangy poppy seed dressing works with any salad but is especially good with summer ripe strawberries and nutrient-packed spinach. Ideal for an outdoor summer or late spring brunch.