Saute Spinach

 

One of my favorite go to veggie recipes is saute spinach. It is quick and easy and loaded with nutrients.


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Saute Spinach
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5-10 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1 10 oz. package fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons shallots minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5-10 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1 10 oz. package fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons shallots minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
Instructions
  1. Wash spinach and dry in a salad spinner or between paper towels.
  2. In a non stick skillet melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add shallots and garlic and stir fry for 10 seconds.
  3. Add chicken broth and cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Add half of the spinach and cook until spinach wilts.
  5. Add the rest of the spinach and cook for a few seconds until spinach just begins to wilt. Remove from heat. Salt and pepper, to taste.
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Spaghetti Squash, spinach and chicken

Spaghetti Squash can be used in many recipes.  For this one I sauted
the squash in butter.  I added spinach, oregano,basil and rosemary, some lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Ingredients:
1-1/2 – 2 cups spaghetti squash
3/4 cup washed and chopped spinach
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 tsp. dried rosemary, thyme, basil
1- 2  tsp. parmigiana-reggiano cheese
1/2 to 1 cup chopped left over chicken
Salt and pepper

Directions:
1.  Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a 12″ skillet. 
2.  Add cooked spaghetti squash to skillet and saute 3-4 minutes.

3.  Add spinach and saute 30 seconds to 1 minute, until spinach wilts.
4.  Add lemon juice, rosemary, thyme, and basil.
5.  Heat until warm.  Remove from skillet, add parmigiana-reggiano cheese
6.  Add chicken to skillet and saute for a few seconds until warm.
7.  Remove chicken from skillet and place on top of spaghetti squash.

 

 

 

Prosciutto & Spinach Pizza

Adapted from Robin Miller Take 5

 

Pillsbury Pizza crust

Olive oil

2 Garlic cloves, minced

Frozen spinach, 10 oz.

Procuitto, 2 oz.

Gouda Cheese, 1 cup, shredded

Olives, black/kalamata/green

 

Directions:

  1.  Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Spread pizza crust on an oiled pan
  3. Brush olive oil on pizza crust.  Sprinkle minced garlic on crust.
  4. Thaw spinach according to package.  Place spinach between sheets of paper towels and press to remove excess water.
  5. Place spinach on pizza crust.
  6. Top with olives and cheese.
  7. Bake 12-15 minutes until crust is golden brown.

 

 

 

Spinach Salad in a Jar

Spinach salad combined with cheese and crackers and some fruit is perfect for a light lunch and easy to transport.

 

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What you need: 

1 clean mason jar

Balsamic salad dressing – 1 -2 Tbs.

Carrots – shredded

Peppers – red, green or yellow, chopped

Olives – I like kalamata but didn’t have any so I used green olives

Spinach – washed and torn

Directions:

1. Put the salad dressing in the bottom of the jar.

2.  Add the hard vegetables – carrots, pappers and olives.

3.  Place the spinach on top.

4.  When ready to eat shake the jar or put in a bowl.