Food for Thought Blog
August 21st, 2019Food
Spinach is a dark, leafy green that can be eaten raw or cooked. Fresh, frozen or canned spinach is packed with nutrients and excellent sources of Vitamin A, C, K and Folate.
HOW TO CHOOSE & PREPARE (FRESH)
- Look for firm, bright green leaves, avoiding yellow, broken or slimy leaves.
- Try to pick spinach with freshly cut stems.
- To prepare, rinse and eat whole or tear into bite size pieces. Eat raw or add to a dish at the end of cooking.
HOW TO PREPARE (CANNED/FROZEN)
- Squeeze out excess liquid before using.
- Cook until warmed through.
- Season the cooked spinach with: lemon, garlic, chili flakes, parmesan cheese/soy
sauce, sesame oil, ginger/curry seasoning. Look for brands without added sauces,
fats or sodium.
HOW TO STORE (FRESH)
- Make sure spinach is dry before storing by patting leaves dry with paper towels or a
clean kitchen rag.
- Wrap paper towels around spinach to absord excess moisture.
HOW TO FREEZE
- Cook spinach until wilted in boiling water or a frying pan.
- Pack tightly in a container and place in your freezer.
EASY WAYS TO EAT MORE SPINACH
- Eat in salads!
- Add to your favourite soup, casserole, stir fry or pasta!
- Add to grilled cheese or quesadillas!
- Add to smoothies!
- Add to eggs!
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