Eating for Your Health: Spinach

chopped spinach

Spinach is one of the foods you were probably told was healthy as a child, but didn’t necessarily like.  Now, there are so many great recipes out there that there is no excuse.  Spinach is high in fiber vitamin A, C, K, and B-complex.  It also contains iron, lutein, and xea-zanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids.

So, eat your spinach!  To get you started, I am sharing with you a recipe for chopped spinach that was my husband’s mother’s recipe.  It is just yummy and tastes almost like creamed spinach but only has one tablespoon of butter.  It does call for something called Maggi seasoning that is a bit difficult to find, but it tastes quite a bit like soy sauce, so you can substitute soy sauce if you can’t find Maggi.

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Chopped Spinach

  • Author: Michelle @ From Calculus to Cupcakes
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35

Ingredients

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  • 1 10 oz. package frozen spinach
  • 1 Tbsp. salted butter
  • 1 tsp. Maggi seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Using a “food Chopper” or food processor chop frozen spinach (while still frozen) to a fine consistency.
  2. Place in a 2 to 4 qt pot with a tight fitting lid over medium heat. I use a “waterless” stainless steel pot.
  3. Add the butter, Maggi, salt and pepper stirring as the spinach is heated. Once the spinach is hot simmer for 20 minute stir occasionally, check back often to keep it from burning.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 96
  • Sugar: 1
  • Sodium: 371
  • Fat: 7
  • Saturated Fat: 4
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 7
  • Protein: 5
  • Cholesterol: 15

Source:  Nutrition and You

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