Food for Thought Blog

Spinach

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!

Recipes

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Salad dressings:

Summer pasta salad:

Weeknight beans on toast: