Do You Eat Your Spinach?
Timeless Nutrition Tip
Okay, we all know spinach is really good for us - but do we all eat it? Well, if you said "nope", you're not alone.
First, just how good for us is spinach? Carotenoids and the antioxidant vitamins C and E in spinach are believed to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and cataracts. And the healthy dose of potassium and calcium found in spinach can help regulate your blood pressure.
What to do when you simply don't like the taste of something healthy? Well, in this case, hopefully the following suggestions will help you incorporate some of this nutrition packed vegetable into your diet.
First thing to do, is pick up a box or two of frozen spinach to keep in your freezer so you have it handy at all times. (Yes, it's very healthful frozen!)
Eat More Spinach
- Add thawed, chopped spinach to spaghetti sauce, salsa, soup, etc. Chances are you won't taste it, but you will reap the nutritional rewards.
- Add a slice to your grilled cheese sandwich, or roll in a whole-wheat tortilla with cheese.
- Add one-half of a box of frozen, thawed spinach to your favorite hamburger helper.
Spinach Food Fixes
- Shred carrot or spinach for a colorful and healthy garnish on soups.
- If you dare, try spinach as your salad base instead of lettuce.