Popeye was definitely on to something. Spinach is a super food.
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Spinach is a very versatile vegetable and can be eaten raw or cooked. It is available fresh, frozen or canned. Here are some tips to try to incorporate more spinach into your daily routine:
Incorporate spinach into pastas, soups and casseroles.
Sautee spinach in a small amount of extra virgin olive oil and season with freshly ground black pepper and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Add spinach to your wrap, sandwich or flatbread.
Make a dip with spinach, like spinach and artichoke dip or spinach goat cheese dip.
Add a handful of fresh spinach to an omelet or scramble, or throw a handful into a smoothie (see recipe below).
A delicious green pumpkin pie smoothie, containing spinach
Ingredients (makes 2 smoothies):