3 Things to Make With…Baby Spinach
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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!
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.
Spinach and goat cheese are a heavenly pairing — the slightly bitter tinge of the greens nicely complements the creaminess of the cheese.
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