Spinach isn't just for Popeye! It happens to be one of my very favorite ways to jazz up recipes and add some dark leafy greens to my dishes. Spinach is usually pretty low priced where I am at, but when it goes in season, it is really cheap! The great thing about spinach is that it's so full of iron and magnesium that it can really boost everything from smoothies to casseroles. It has a pretty mild taste, too. If you find yourself with a lot of spinach and need to use it up quickly (because it tends to go bad fairly quick) here are some spinach recipes as well as a trick I use to store my spinach so it stays good longer!
How to Store Spinach
Most people store their spinach in the bag is comes in or another zipper style plastic bag. I prefer to store mine in a reusable glass container lined with paper towels. This almost always ensures that it stay fresh for a week or longer. Leaving it in a plastic bag allows too much moisture to stay in, in my opinion and I end up with wilted greens in just a couple days. Try this trick to see if it helps you! Also, make sure to dry your spinach after washing it before placing it in there.
10 Delicious Spinach Recipes
Start your day with this recipe for Baked Spinach and Eggs from Manilla Spoon. This sounds like a great way to get things going!
Make lunch a big hit with this super easy Strawberry Spinach Salad with Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette.
Make this great version of Spinach Pesto from Diethood. It's not only tasty, but much cheaper than the basil version which contains expensive pine nuts.
These Spinach and Creamy Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms from Joyful Healthy Eats look so delicious. I would love to make them as an appetizer or even a game-day snack.
Speaking of great snacks, try this Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip from Picky Palate. Looks like an exciting twist on an old favorite.
Vicky at Mess for Less says that these Spinach Muffins are super kid-friendly. I am interested in trying these out!
Looking for something delicious to try that's different? Why not give these Spinach Quinoa Patties from Back to Her Roots a try?
This White Cheese and Chicken Lasagna from Tasty Kitchen features spinach in a delicious and cheesy way!
Change up the classic recipe of spinach dip and make it a lower fat version with this Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip from Happy Healthy Mama.
I am excited for fall so I can try this Sausage, Potato and Spinach Soup from Damn Delicious. It looks so amazing!