Like most people, you know you should get more leafy greens, but if you’re anything like many of our clients, you don’t find it as easy to do as you’d like. Don’t worry, we’ll tell you why spinach is so good for you and we’ll help you to get more of it.
Spinach is packed with vitamins like vitamins A, C, E, and K, manganese, zinc and selenium and fiber. So it fills you up, but with very few calories. So if you’re hoping to lose a few pounds, fill your plate with spinach, you’ll get nutrients that you need to stay healthy and lean!
Spinach is also loaded with flavonoids which help fight cancer (including prostate and ovarian cancer). Plus, it helps with brain function and cardiovascular health so give our dish a whirl!
Here’s a delish spinach salad we think you’ll absolutely love!
Tuna, Broccoli and Spinach Salad
Makes: 2 servings (1 cup each)
- 1 cup small whole fresh white mushrooms
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 teaspoon coconut palm sugar or sugar
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon or 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
- 1 small clove garlic, minced
- 4 ounces fresh broccoli, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 can (3 oz.) chunk white tuna, drained and broken in large chunks
- 1-3/4 tablespoons sliced green onion
- 1 slice turkey bacon, crisp-cooked, drained and crumbled (optional)
- 2 cups spinach
- Wash mushrooms and place into a plastic bag. Set aside in a large bowl.
- Whisk together lemon juice, oil, sugar, tarragon and garlic. Pour in bag covering mushrooms and seal bag. Marinate 8 to 24 hours in the refrigerator.Occasionally stir the mixture in the fridge.
- Steam broccoli and set aside.
- Drain mushrooms, reserving marinade. Whisk mustard into reserved marinade.
- In small bowl toss together mushrooms, broccoli, tuna, onion and bacon. Drizzle with marinade mixture andtoss mixture until coated evenly.
- Arrange spinach in a large bowl. Spoon tuna mixture on top or mix together well with spinach and enjoy!
How have you incorporated spinach into your diet? On a sandwich? In a sauce?
Nutrition Facts including turkey bacon: Serving Size: 1 cup: 150 calories, 3 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 5 g carbohydrate, 14 g protein, 3 g sugar, 4 g fiber, 160 mg sodium