Don’t forget the power of spinach!

October 2, 2017

As October begins, cold summer salads might not seem so appealing. Warm lunches and dinners give us more energy and make the days go that little bit quicker. But don’t just cut salad leaves out! They hold so much nutritional value and are so easy to incorporate into autumn and winter meals. Take spinach for example, now in the shadow of kale and chard, as superfoods go spinach should not be forgotten. Here are a few reasons why…

• Rich in iron. Iron is vital for energy and in red blood cells which help transport oxygen around the body.
• Outstanding source of vitamin A, C, K, folic acid, manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2. Vitamin K is important for bone health and spinach is a top source (along with kale, broccoli and green cabbage.)
• Spinach contains anti- inflammatory and anti- cancerous properties from its high levels of phytonutrients, which is also important for healthy eye sight.

Perhaps you are lacking in ideas of how you can use spinach in your winter menus or maybe you’re a little bit bored of eating it all summer. Here are a few ideas for using spinach in warmer dishes.

• Mushroom and spinach pancakes or omelettes
• Creamed spinach with breadcrumb crust
• Aubergines filled with spinach & mushrooms
• Spinach and feta stuffed chicken
• Spinach and lentil soup with bacon
• Chickpea, tomato and spinach curry
• Chilli tomato pasta with spinach
• Spinach, bacon and gorgonzola pasta

Try our fresh and naked unwashed spinach in all these dishes. Unwashed means it stays fresher for longer! Send us photos of your dishes or tag us in Instagram, Facebook and Twitter posts! All our bagged salad leaves are available in Tesco.

Enjoy!

Source: BBC good food.


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