Thursday, May 13, 2010
I love spinach. I could eat it multiple times a day, every day. I usually add it to most meals in some way. There are so many ways to prepare it. You can eat it fresh, plain, as the base of a salad, on your sandwich, in your soup, in your eggs, in your pasta dish, as a side dish, or mixed in with your main dish. You can sauté it, blanch it, steam it, or chop it multiple ways. You can buy it fresh, or you can buy it frozen. It’s usually cheap/affordable depending on how or where you buy it. It’s low in calories, fat and cholesterol. It’s high in protein, iron, fiber and calcium.
All good things, right? Yep, mostly. Spinach is also a mild diuretic and a mild laxative. Sometimes I eat so much spinach my poop turns green. Still, I love it and I will always eat a lot of it.
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