Tip #29: To Sneak In Vegetables, Play Hide The Spinach
It can be a real challenge to get children to eat their vegetables. Heck, most adults don’t like to eat their vegetables. Here’s a simple tip to add tons of nutrition to your meals by simply “hiding” a little spinach.
Finely chop or dice a large handful of spinach. Place a small amount of olive oil in a frying fan and drop in the spinach. Stir continuously. You will notice the spinach wilting down rather quickly. Once it has finished wilting down, pull it off the heat and set the pan aside.
You can now place this diced spinach in any number of dishes, from mashed potatoes to meatloaf to soups and sauces. A large handful of spinach wilts down substantially. It hides well in just about any savory dish and carries with it little to no taste. Don’t forget the most important benefit to spinach: nutrition! Spinach is high in iron, and rich in Vitamin A, C, K and more.
The next time you are at the grocery store, stop by the produce section and pick up some fresh (not canned) spinach. Dice, cook and add it to your dinner tonight.