You always hear doctors and health nuts talking about “dark greens”. What’s so great about them, after all? Well for starters, they are a wonderful source of iron, which can help with your energy and strength. Spinach is one of the best dark greens as far as iron is concerned, because it also contains Vitamin C, which helps your body to absorb the iron faster. Introducing spinach into your diet is simple and painless; more so than you may imagine.
To make including spinach in all of your meals easier, try blending it and freezing the puree in ice cubes. It can either be blended by itself or with a splash of water to make the process go by faster. Be careful: spinach puree stains very easily! After you’ve frozen your puree, keep it in a bag for easy access when you want to add a little extra green to your meals.
Some ideas for meals you can quickly add spinach to include tomato soup, macaroni and cheese, casseroles, scrambled eggs, pizza or spaghetti sauce, and homemade bread. Spinach is almost tasteless, so you’ll hardly notice it’s in your food (other than that wonderful green color!) Spinach can also be a great way to boost those last-minute, out-of-the-box meals that you know don’t have any nutrition in them. Good luck!