Spinach is a wonder leaf to include in your daily meals. This ‘green wonder’ is a storehouse of a number of nutrients. It is a rich source of fiber, iron, flavonoids, vitamin E and C, manganese, zinc and the list goes on. Spinach is an excellent source of iron and is a great food for anaemics. It aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar and curbs over eating. But in spite of all of these, your kids hate to have spinach on their plates, isn’t it? It doesn’t mean that you have to give up on this wonder leaf. You just have to find out the ways in which you can make your kids eat it and love it. While cooking spinach you have to make sure that it’s nutrients are not lost during the cooking process. Food editor Sanchita Chowdhury shares a few healthy ways in which you can cook spinach.
Salad is the most healthy way to consume vegetables. So, next time, just substitute spinach in place of the lettuce. It will punch up the taste and will also provide a healthy change in taste for your family.
Prepare a healthy wrap with spinach leaves, tomatoes, carrots, salad dressing. You can even add some grilled chicken pieces or fish chunks to it. This garden fresh wrap is great option for your meals.
You have a lot of options with this. You can use spinach paste or wilted spinach leaves, tomato sauce and toss it up with your favourite form of pasta. Just heat a tablespoon of olive oil and toss these ingredients on medium heat with a little salt and pepper. You have a filling and healthy meal ready.
Indians have a number of easy and tasty recipes for curries with spinach. Use pureed spinach to make palak paneer or toss it up with potatoes to make aloo palak. This one of the healthy and tasty ways to eat spinach.
Combine pureed spinach with cream cheese or mayonnaise and prepare a healthy dip at your home. Enjoy your favourite snacks with this healthy and tasty dip.
It may sound a little strange, but it is a perfect idea to make the kids eat spinach. Fry up the spinach leaves into crispy chips. Add a little seasoning and see how your kids relish it in one go!
Prepare a pizza with the whole wheat crust, avoid pepperoni, add the spinach along with other vegetables or chicken. Add a little roasted garlic and feta cheese. Bake it in your oven. Your homemade healthy spinach pizza is ready to be served.
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