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6 amazing ways to use spinach

Author Zainab Gulamhusein Last Updated: Thursday, 8 December 2016 (13:47 IST)
Fresh has been long known for its health and nutritional benefits. In fact, its high levels of iron, magnesium, Vitamin K and silicon make it a powerhouse nutrient for bone health. However, there has always been a debate on how to cook it or how to include it in our diet, it’s not exactly the tastiest vegetable, we agree. Eating spinach can be a tad boring, but here’s how you can give a creative twist to these leafy greens.

Is spinach actually really healthy?

Just as you suspected, spinach is actually very healthy. It is loaded with Vitamin K, A and C along with iron. Besides vitamins, it also contains good levels of omega 3 fatty acids. An interesting fact of fresh spinach is that it contains phytonutrients which are naturally occurring chemicals in plants that are tremendously helpful to prevent certain diseases.

It is part of the superfood family that includes foods like quinoa, raspberries, kale etc. They contain certain nutrients that are not easily available in other foods, so it is a smart idea to incorporate organic spinach in our diet.

Our nutrition experts have sorted out the best ways to use spinach in your foods. Children are very fussy about eating spinach and greens, so choose which preparation would work for them. Whether you use frozen spinach or fresh, the choice is yours.

Salad

Toss up a quick using baby spinach leaves with other greens, nuts and other veggies. The fresh spinach leaves will add to the extra crunch and bring texture to the appetizer. Add a drizzle of low fat dressing to make a quick salad to go. Make use of fresh spinach leaves with some slices of strawberry, oranges and apples to make a Spinach -n - fruit salad. Ten points for innovation, a hundred for flavor!

Smoothies

Searching the internet for the best healthy smoothies for weight loss ? Look no further! Adding a few leaves of organic spinach to other greens can make your breakfast smoothie amp up the nutrition quotient. Remember, spinach has no flavor, so none of that eww feeling. Pure dash of vitamins and nutrients without compromising on the taste.

Spinach Wrap

Wrap grilled chicken in spinach leaves ready to dip in a spicy tangy sauce. Easy on the calories. High on taste.

Also read : Nutella- why yummy can be healthy too!
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