In honor of National Spinach Day (March 26, 2018), let’s eat lots of spinach! Popeye the Sailor Man would be so proud. (Check out his “Spinach Lesson”!) And we’re here to make your food choices very easy today with a menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes. Now you can begin and end your day on a healthy, strong, positive note. Take a look and dig in!
BREAKFAST: Spinach Waffles
Oh, come on. You can’t tell us these don’t look good. They look amazing… even if they are green. So what’s in them? How about: 1 egg, some Greek yogurt, oats, stevia, and (you guessed it) spinach. And, if you’re thinking you can’t put on any of your favorite waffle toppings on them because that would defeat the purpose of eating healthy, green, spinach-y waffles… well, guess again. Butter, syrup, fruit…? Go for it! Get the recipe from Slim Sanity.
Mom always said to eat your vegetables so you’ll grow up big and strong and smart, right? Well, Budget Bytes says to eat this tasty quiche if you know what’s good for your… lunch. It’s filled with: Mushrooms, garlic, eggs, milk, feta cheese, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, salt and pepper, and… spinach! Plus, there’s no crust, so you can avoid a few carbs there. Well, until dinner.
MID-DAY SNACK: Spinach & Sesame Crackers
These bite-sized babies have a tasty charm of their own. They’re super cute and let you use your pizza cutter for something other than pizza! Just whip up this dough, roll it out, and spin your pizza cutter across it in even rows and columns to make these rustic little squares. What’s in the dough? Flour, baking powder, salt, sesame seeds, olive oil, water, and spinach! Get the recipe from Elephantastic Vegan.
DINNER: Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups
This delicious, fresh, colorful recipe is such a classic and so easy to make… you’ll want to whip it up right away… as in not waiting until tonight. The ingredients? So simple: Pasta, cheese, more cheese, tomato sauce, and… spinach. Delightful. Get the recipe from Gal on a Mission.
DESSERT: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
No… spinach is not in the name of this recipe, but it’s definitely in there! Oh… and you don’t need an ice cream machine to churn this out. What you do need is: Coconut cream (not milk), sugar, vanilla extract, peppermint extract, mini chocolate chips, and spinach! The bonus to this recipe is that it’s vegan and allergy-friendly. Get the recipe from PetiteAllergyTreats.com.
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