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Spinach- Know Your Fruits and Veggies


Spinach is another one of those love it or hate it vegetables.
This leafy green is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid as well as being a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2.
Raw spinach is often served alone as the main green salad with strawberries, bacon and even eggs.
It is easy to over cook it because of its high water content. A quick steam is adequate for most dishes.
Eggs Florentine is popular breakfast dish that utilizes spinach.
Spinach pairs well with many vegetables. Adding artichokes and spinach produces a wonderful warm dip.
Throw a few leaves in soups and stews for added nutrition.
Here are a few recipes to get you started.
Spinach Lasagna with Cauliflower Sauce
Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Spinach Cheese Strata
Spinach Lasagna Rolls

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As a professional cook, I love creating exciting new recipes on the job as well as at home. Assisting in teaching low-income families how to buy, store and prepare healthy food through Penn State’s alliance with Pennsylvania’s Supercupboard Program was very rewarding. During my 11 years with the Master Gardener program, I taught horticultural therapy to assisted living patients using healthful, fr
esh grown food as a focal point. . My hands-on programs and instruction helped hundreds of children and adults learn about where their food comes from and how important fresh food is for your body.
Currently I’m a cook at a college in Pennsylvania. We prepare everything we can from scratch, including our potato chips that tout the seasoning of the day!
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