While there are plenty of myths around food and skin care, one thing is certain. A well-balanced, healthy diet is critical your overall well-being. Spinach is one of the best superfoods on the planet, but you don't have to eat salads for every meal to get the health benefits of this leafy green.
Whether you're trying to get your kids to eat more spinach or just looking for ways to spice up your own dietary habits, here are 7 ways to sneak more spinach into the food you eat.
1. Toss some fresh spinach into a smoothie.
The next time you whip up a fresh fruit smoothie at home (we recommend our Moisture Boosting Summer Smoothie Recipe), toss in a few leaves of fresh spinach. The spinach shouldn't affect the flavor of the smoothie, but it will add a dose of extra nutrients. Smoothies are also a great way to sneak in small amounts of other healthy vegetables like carrots or kale.
2. Add it to a rice or pasta side dish.
A little fresh spinach goes a long way. Cooking up a tasty rice or pasta-based side dish? Throw in some fresh spinach during the final minutes of cooking. It's an easy way to make sure your family eats more veggies.
3. Snack on spinach chips instead of potato chips.
Quick, easy, and only 75 calories per serving, this recipe for oven-baked spinach chips is a healthy alternative to greasy potato chips. Toss fresh baby spinach with a little bit of olive oil, garlic powder, and sea salt, then bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes at 325 degrees.
4. Bake it into a muffin or breakfast bread.
Have trouble getting your kids to eat more spinach? Serve up some green muffins, packed with spinach! Whether you prepare this sweet spinach muffin recipe as a traditional muffin or bake it like banana bread, your kids won't realize how healthy this tasty treat is. The muffin recipe is full of whole grains and banana, with a delicious taste of cinnamon that any age group will love.
5. Blend it into hummus.
Homemade hummus is easy to make and it is typically much cheaper than store-bought alternatives. Plus, when you make your own hummus at home, you can blend in extra veggies like spinach.
6. Include spinach in your omelets.
Spinach and eggs are ideal companions, and cooking your omelets with spinach is a great way to add this healthy vegetable to your morning meal. If you don't have fresh spinach on hand, never fear! You can also use frozen spinach for your home-cooked omelets.
7. Eat it on pizza.
There's no denying that pizza is NOT a health food. That said, it is an indulgence that most of us eat upon occasion. When you do indulge, whether you make pizza at home or order delivery, make one of your pizza toppings spinach. It pairs well with tomato sauce and cheese, and adding spinach is an easy way to make an unhealthy meal a little healthier. Oh, and if you make your own pizza at home? Try this recipe for a spinach-based pizza crust.
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