Boost Your Nutrition With Spinach!

 

What are the world’s healthiest foods?

spinach

Well, spinach is definitely one of them! Spinach is a green leafy vegetable, which originated in Iran. Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that include Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, B Vitamins, Calcium, Potassium, Fiber, and antioxidants. These nutrients support good health and are important for:
• Good eyesight
• Strong bones and teeth
• Protection of cells in the body
• Healthy skin
• Good bowel function
• Good memory
• Blood clotting

On Thursday and Friday, all students can try spinach during school lunch for FREE as part of our Taste It Thursday and Fear Factor Friday promotions!  Ask your child if they tried spinach this week.

Here is a delicious recipe that is full of nutrients and color!  It is easy to make so why  not let the kids help you assemble!?!

Spinach Salad with Apples and Eggs

spinach salad

Ingredients:

• 4 large eggs
• 2 Piñata (or Gala) apples
• 8 cups fresh spinach
• 1 cup dried figs (about 16 figs or one 7-oz pkg)
• 1 cup whole grain croutons
• ½ cup light honey-mustard dressing

Directions:
1. Boil eggs and cut in halves
2. Wash, slice, and core apples
3. Cut apples and dried figs into bite-size chunks
4. Wash and drain spinach
5. Top spinach with apples, eggs, dried figs, croutons
6. Divide ingredients evenly among 4 plates

Recipe serves 4 people
Contains 2 ¼ cups of fruits and veggies per one serving

Recipe source: Fruits & Veggies More Matters

References:

1. Spinach (2016). In Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinach
2. Spinach. Fruits & Veggies More Matters. Retrieved from http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/spinach

 

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