As one of the all-important dark leafy greens, spinach is a brilliant superfood we should all get as much of as possible. This is not just because spinach is a low-calorie package of nutrients – providing protein, iron, plenty vitamins and minerals – but in addition to this it is a low-cost vegetable that can be found at most grocery stores all year round, and it’s easy to grow at home! Yay for accessible superfoods!
Loaded with good stuff, spinach has been scientifically proven to benefit your skin, hair and bone health. Spinach can also improve blood glucose control in people with diabetes and lower the risk of cancer.
Here is a round up of great spinach recipes so you can easily incorporate more of it into your diet. Click on the images to get the recipe.
Frying Pan Beef & Spinach Lasagne
Wild Mushroom & Spinach Lasagne
Looking for something vegetarian? This option uses thick mushrooms to keep that meaty texture.
Baked Spinach, Squash & Blue Cheese
A yummy lower-carb vegetarian bake that will have kids and adults wanting more! Not a fan of blue cheese? Substitute it with Danish Feta or Chevin.
This Greek spinach pie makes another great meat-free option. It can be served as a main dish but impresses as finger food at gatherings too!
Spinach & Paneer Curry
A wholesome curry that includes very little prep and takes almost no time to make. A weeknight winner for sure!
Curried Quinoa with Apple & Spinach
A filling and nutrient-dense lunch option, you can always play with different grains in place of the quinoa too. We’d suggest adding some chicken if you swop out the quinoa so you don’t lose the punch of protein.
Green Tea Smoothie
A green smoothie is one of the best ways to treat your body to a big does of goodness. This one is delicious, easy to throw together, uses minimal ingredients and contains all the added benefits of green tea too!