It's surprisingly hard to find one ingredient that can be used in four unique and tasty meals, which is why we were excited to discover these healthy spinach recipes. Instead of having to run to the grocery for several different ingredients in the produce aisle, you can use this leafy green to make four drastically different meals and snacks. But beyond convenience, versatility, and taste, spinach is also a great source of folate and vitamin E, which are vital to cognitive function, immune health, and metabolic efficiency.
Vitamin E in particular has been scientifically linked to memory loss prevention and improved mental focus. So if you want to improve focus and productivity, these are important vitamins to consider. And supplements are great, but who wouldn't want to meet their daily vitamin E and folate needs in the form of a tasty power plant? Here's where spinach comes in to save your plate and palette from boredom. Scroll through to see the four best healthy spinach recipes to enjoy morning, noon, twilight, and night.
An Energizing Breakfast
Breakfast burritos or bust. This rendition of everyone's favorite morning meal from FoodieCrush is full of healthy ingredients, including mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, sausage, spinach, and scrambled eggs. All you have to do it fold everything up into a tortilla and bring it with you to eat on the go. You can always opt for egg whites and ditch the tortilla if you want to something lighter. And that's a wrap.
A Protein-Packed Lunch
This yummy salad recipe from Mitzy at Home calls for chickpeas, radishes, feta, and today's hero, spinach. The flavorful mustard dressing keeps the dish interesting, and it's full of protein. It's the perfect office lunch since it'll keep you energized throughout the afternoon without weighing you down with a food coma.
A Refreshing Snack
Detox and reboot with a spinach smoothie that tastes so good it puts the average green juice to shame. From Half Baked Harvest, this recipe has a superstar lineup of fruit. Specifically, they are raspberries, kiwis, a peach, and passionfruit. Oh, and spinach, of course. Top it off with mint, and be on your way to a blissful afternoon snack that will hold you over until dinner.
Sip on Your Smoothie:
A Satisfying Dinner
We officially believe in love at first sight because this pizza pie is amore. Another masterpiece vis-à-vis Half Baked Harvest, this recipe is full of cheesy, garlic-y, and lemony goodness. And, you guessed it, spinach.
What are your favorite multi-use ingredients to cook with for a healthy and delicious day of eating? Let us know in the comments below.