Add spinach to slow-cooked foods
Add this healthy veggie to soups, casseroles, and any baked or slowly cooked foods. “Since it’s such a powerhouse of nutrition when cooked, you can take advantage and add it to any food that is going to be baked or slowly cooked like a soup,” says Martin. “You can even blend it into a soup with an immersion blender to make it creamy.” Check out these delicious, unexpected slow-cooker recipes.
Spruce up your pesto
Instead of using just basil, add some additional greens into your pesto recipe to keep on hand to add to meals. Feller recommends 2 cups of fresh spinach with 1 bunch of fresh basil, 2 cloves of garlic, juice and zest from 1 lemon, 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, and 1/4 cup olive oil. Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.