Spinach, our favourite leafy green winter vegetable is versatile enough to make it a part of every meal during the day. It is a super food packed with tons of nutrients and practically few calories. Raw spinach is 91% water, 4% carbohydrates, 3% protein and negligible fat. Spinach can be eaten raw, cooked, baked and pretty much added to any dish to give it that extra punch in terms of nutritive value.
Spinach has many health benefits - it promotes bone health, is known to lower blood pressure, diabetes management and many more health benefits that all of us have been taught from the times we were young. Spinach has one of the highest content of iron and magnesium amongst vegetables (next only to broccoli) and the body’s ease to absorb the nutrients. Our mothers used to make sure that we eat our green leafy vegetables and we all know how strong and energetic Popeye used to become after eating a can of Spinach.
To know more about Spinach, how to select, cook, store and use please do read this article - Spinach (Palak) - Know Your Ingredient
So, in this recipe collection we present to you, a Spinach inspired dish that can be introduced in our diet at every single meal of the day. This winter, when the markets are flooded with fresh spinach, use this vegetable at least 2-3 times a week in any of your meal.
Note: Before adding Spinach to your meals, please ensure to wash it thoroughly, at least 2-3 times in water as minute particles of soil notoriously sit in the crevices of the leaf.
1. Breakfast Spinach Recipes
As mentioned before, Spinach being a versatile vegetable can be added in to any of our breakfast dishes. Be it omelettes, pancakes, dosas, idlis or rotis it just packs a wonderful flavour to your breakfast.
2. Lunch Spinach Recipes
With a little extra time in your hands, you can make your meal a very healthy one by introducing Spinach. You can prepare Indian or Continental cuisine and here are a few recipes that you will help you plan a meal with Spinach as the hero of the dish.
3. Tea Time Spinach Recipes
Missed Spinach during your breakfast or lunch? Not to worry. There are various ways to introduce Spinach in your Tea Time Snacks. Here are a few ideas
4. Dinner Time Spinach Recipes
As it gets a degree colder every night, warm Spinach soups or Spinach curries served with fresh rice, rotis will make for a brilliant dinner. Jazz up your dinner, continental style with our favourite Spinach Ricotta Ravioli or surprise your kids with a tasty Spinach Pizza.