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3 Things to Make With…Baby Spinach

spinach recipesWhen you find a good deal at your grocery store, it’s smart to stock up — but it can be a challenge to find new, tasty ways to use up all those good bargains. Each week, we bring you three original (often surprising!) recipes that feature the types of ingredients you’re likely to find on sale. Better yet, Recipe.com will even show you whether the ingredient is on sale in your area (as well as any other ingredients for whatever recipes you choose)! Simply click on the recipe and look for this icon:

 

 

 

No doubt, spinach is one of those super foods: full of vitamins and minerals and antioxidants. But really, does anyone other than Popeye ever get a full-on craving for spinach? We know we should eat it, but the question is how?

 

Unlike more delicate salad greens, the baby spinach you get in those plastic containers at the grocery store holds up pretty darn well in the fridge (especially if you store it in a salad spinner, which allows more air to circulate and keeps the bottom layer from being crushed and spoiling). Buy a large value pack of it, and you can toss it into recipes like the ones here, where it plays a healthy, hearty and satisfying supportive role. Incorporated into your diet like this, you get all the benefits of spinach without probably ever even knowing how much of it you’ve eaten!

 

 

 

1. Spinach Salad with Ancho Chili Pepper Chops

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Even if you’re not a fan of cooked spinach, you’ll want to try this. A little warm and gently wilted, the greens become just tender enough and make for a wonderful accompaniment to mildly spiced pork chops.

 

 

2. Spinach and Goat Cheese Flatbread Pizza

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Spinach and goat cheese are a heavenly pairing — the slightly bitter tinge of the greens nicely complements the creaminess of the cheese.

 

 

3. Braised Chicken with Savory White Beans and Spinach

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Spinach and white beans simmer in a spiced broth and make for a healthy, flavorful sauce for braised chicken.

 

 

 

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4 Responses to “3 Things to Make With…Baby Spinach”

  • Irais says:

    I actually found this more ennnttairieg than James Joyce.

  • Wendee W says:

    Growing up, I wanted to marry Popeye. We had so much in common, like SPINACH! I love the stuff. I don’t have to sneak it into anything, I just add it because it’s what I love.
    Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with a handful of fresh baby spinach (just throw it on top, give a stir and cover.
    Lunch: Baby spinach as a salad base, grape tomatos, cheese and diced ham.
    Dinner: Spray nonstick coating on a piece of foil, layer rice, spinach, a bit of onions, carrots, (any other veggies, too) and top with your favorite fish. Fold the foil into a packet and bake at 350 for 20 mins… Voila! Dinner is served!
    I also have several dishes that I bring to potlucks that are made with SPINACH!
    Love my spinach!

  • Renee says:

    I use baby spinach instead of lettuce for all my salads. Make a tuna salad, and add walnuts and dried fruit, like craisins and this makes a great lunch.

  • Katina says:

    I put chopped baby spinach in my beans.

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