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Like many items in our modern produce departments, spinach is easily available year round, but it’s actually in season during spring.

Spinach is really easy to grow and does super well during the spring, but it bolts (or goes to seed) really quickly during the hotter summer months.

Spinach tastes great served raw in a variety of salads and has a very mild taste. It offers a lot of nutrients in its vibrant, green leaves and is a great plant-based source of iron.

When cooked, you might find that spinach can take on a sweet and mildly bitter taste. Add spinach to soups or casseroles, egg dishes, and so many more recipes. Spinach is truly an incredibly versatile green thanks to its mild taste.

Purchase spinach that has dark, crisp green leaves. Yellowing leaves are on their way to spoiling.

Pre-packaged spinach is incredibly convenient as it is often pre-washed, but be careful to look for crushed or wilting leaves and always choose the expiration date that is farthest in the future.

Did you know you can freeze spinach? Freezing spinach is really simple, and handy if you would like to have extra vegetables stored in your freezer. Head to my post about How to Freeze Spinach to read about the 4 different ways I like to freeze spinach and several ideas for what to make using your frozen spinach!

Southwest Protein Breakfast Bowls with Sweet Potato and Black Beans

These Southwest Breakfast Bowls are a great way to enjoy a quick, healthy, and high-protein breakfast at home on busy weekday mornings. This back to school breakfast post and recipe for Southwest Protein Breakfast Bowl with Sweet Potato and Black Beans was originally published and sponsored by Smithfield on August 27, 2018. for sponsoring. Click …

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Green Apple, Kiwi, Spinach Juice

Green Apple, Kiwi, and Spinach Juice is a tasty and nutrient-rich spinach juice blend to start your morning with. This green juice isn’t bitter at all thanks to the addition of green apples and kiwi.  Save this recipe for Green Apple, Kiwi, & Spinach Juice to Pinterest!  The Best Green Juice Recipe We buy spinach …

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Winter Spinach Chicken Salad Quinoa Bowl with Creamy Almond White Balsamic Dressing

Fuel up and support heart health with this Winter Spinach Chicken Salad Quinoa Bowl with Creamy Almond White Balsamic Dressing. It is the perfect loaded salad to enjoy this time of year. Salads have pretty much been my go-to lunch so far this year. Especially salads of the quinoa bowl variety – I have definitely …

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Greek Puff Pastry Appetizers with Kalamata Olives

Puff pastry shells are baked and filled with a mixture of kalamata olives, red bell pepper, fresh oregano, feta, and spinach with a warm lemony olive oil vinaigrette for a scrumptious puff pastry appetizer perfect for any holiday party.  Puff Pastry Appetizers December is a busy month for us socially. We have two events next …

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One Pot Pasta: Sundried Tomato Spinach

This super simple one-pot pasta features fresh spinach and sun dried tomatoes for a pop of flavor and color. Mix up this sun dried tomato pasta by adding the protein of your choice — Italian Sausage or Chicken are both great! — or keep it as a simple meatless dinner option. Click HERE to save this …

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Chorizo Spinach Breakfast Enchiladas

In these Chorizo Spinach Breakfast Enchiladas, corn tortillas are stuffed with a mixture of scrambled eggs, spinach, and chorizo sausage, then smothered in a tasty roasted salsa verde and monterey jack cheese. We recently had a breakfast for dinner themed potluck/game night activity with a group of neighbor families. I love enchiladas, and have been …

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Rosemary White Bean Artichoke Spinach Dip

Rosemary White Bean Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip is a remake of the classic recipe so many know and love. In this recipe, creamy white cannellini beans and rosemary pair perfectly with artichokes, fresh spinach, and cheese. Not Your Average Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip Sometimes during the holiday season I find myself at the last minute …

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Make Ahead Mini Ham and Spinach Breakfast Pies

Now that I’ve lived in Colorado for a little over 2 years now, it seems that I’ve become a popular destination for my family during the holiday season. Why? Three words: Snow, Ski, and Snowboard. I am not complaining at all! I love it when my family visits and I love being a host to …

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Sun-Dried Tomato Spinach Rice Pilaf

Sun-Dried Tomato Spinach Rice Pilaf makes a nice side dish. Rice might seem like an uncreative and plain side dish, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little extra effort you can go from boring rice to delicious Sun-Dried Tomato Spinach Rice Pilaf. This recipe gets flavor from sauteed onion and garlic along with …

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