Whether you set a goal to eat healthier this year, or are always on the lookout for new recipes to add to your already healthy repertoire, we know you'll love this list of our Top 10 Spinach Recipes.
The health benefits of eating spinach are plentiful. This leafy green does wonders for your skin and hair, benefits your overall bone health, provides you with a healthy dose of vitamins and nutrients, and is a good source of iron. So if you aren't already making spinach part of your regular diet, it's time to start. And once you discover these delicious recipes, there will be no turning back.
We've taken our favourite leafy green and added it to everything from luscious lasagna and flavourful salads to fresh frittatas and energizing smoothies. So flex those muscles and get ready to get your green on with these 10 delicious recipes.
White Bean and Spinach Couscous Soup
This delicious and easy White Bean, Spinach and Couscous Soup recipe is an exotic spin on a Tuscan tradition, relying on leeks, the mild cousin of the onion, for their subtle flavor, creamy beans for their rich texture, and couscous, with a nutty taste, that makes every trip to the bowl delightful and surprising.
Gnocchi with White Bean and Spinach
Mama Mia! Lisa has gone and done it by creating a gnocchi that's both easy to make and delicious to eat in this awesome Italian recipe for Gnocchi with White Beans & Spinach. These potato gnocchi, light and tender, are served with a white bean and spinach sauce that includes white wine, tomatoes, oregano and garlic.
Kale, Spinach and Quinoa Salad
Looking for the champion in the Super Bowl of Super Foods? This Kale, Spinach and Quinoa meal-in-a-bowl is a winner, a green bowl full of super nutritious and delicious stuff (including mango and avocado), tossed in a zesty lemon shallot dressing and topped with spiced walnuts and creamy goat cheese. Get cooking and give new meaning to Power Lunch!
Potato, Spinach and Gruyere Frittata
When it comes to breakfast and eggs, some countries like to play the heavyweights. The French with their finicky Hollandaise and fussy soufflés. The Brits with their deep-fried Scotch eggs. So, what's the Italians' secret for La Dolce Uovo? The easy-going frittata: a thick, hearty, open-faced omelet that can be served at any temperature, eaten at any meal, and, best of all, filled with whatever you like. We love this combo, but also adore peas, feta and mint... red peppers, onions and goat cheese...
Turkey Bolognese Lasagna
This Turkey Bolognese Lasagna is some seriously hearty (yet, somewhat light) comfort food. Start with the flavorful turkey bolognese (complete with tomatoes, herbs and white wine) sauce, spoon on the creamy Béchamel and pile up the chopped spinach and you've got one luscious lasagna.
Farro, Spinach and Grilled Zucchini Salad
Think we're jumping on the farro bandwagon with this delicious Farro, Spinach & Grilled Zucchini Salad? Not unless you consider ancient Romans trendy, because that's how long this versatile and hearty whole grain has been around. With a nutty flavor and soft yet crunchy texture, farro delivers fiber, nutrients and protein, and is especially delicious when combined with juicy tomatoes, leafy spinach and grilled zucchini, tossed in a zesty balsamic dressing.
Penne with Roasted Tomatoes, Spinach and Beans
Looking for a delicious way to serve up pasta? This Penne with Roasted Tomatoes, Spinach and Beans is ultra-flavorful, with garlic, slow roasted plum tomatoes, leafy green spinach, creamy white beans, tart lemon juice and fresh basil.
Simple Spinach and Parmesan Risotto
Think risotto's just for restaurants? Nope. Here we show you (there's a video!) how easy it is to whip up this dreamy dish! Creamy (yet creamless) and utterly satisfying, you can't go wrong with making this Italian delight -- all you have to do is stir. Yes, stir a few times and you end up with tender rice and nutrient-rich spinach blended with white wine and Parmesan.
Steakhouse Creamed Spinach
Among the mahogany walls and dirty martinis, something great is happening in swanky steak-houses across the nation...carnivores are eating spinach. A simple side dish that seems healthy next to fried hash browns and marbled rib-eyes, the overly creamy restaurant version is still too flaccid and watery for our taste. Using whipped cream cheese, our easy, silky smooth spinach brings home all the taste of the upscale steakhouse without the $15 side-dish robbery and the velvet banquettes.
Healthy Green Tea Energy Smoothie
Think green and get your glow on with this super healthy Green Tea Energy Smoothie, a delicious combination of green tea, spinach, avocado, bananas and apples.
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