Make Spinach Your Go-To Veggie!
Spinach is like a “super food” when it comes to good health, and spinach and weight loss are equally well-matched. Spinach contains a lot of fiber and it’s loaded with plenty of vitamins and minerals.
Spinach has very few calories, so you can enjoy a lot of it without going over your calorie count for the day. Best of all, there are so many ways to enjoy spinach!
Here are a few good ideas to get you started:
Baby spinach salad.
Baby spinach leaves are tender and have a nice mild flavor, so they are perfect for using in a salad. Either make the spinach leaves your base (instead of lettuce), or mix it up along with various types of lettuce. Then add in colorful sliced vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, radishes, cucumbers, sprouts, or any other vegetables of your choice.
Add it to a sandwich.
Spinach leaves can be used just like lettuce on any sandwich. They are mild and crisp and add some crunch to any sandwich or wrap. Try a lean turkey breast sandwich piled high with raw spinach leaves and drizzled with spicy mustard. Or, instead of a sandwich, place a scoop of tuna salad on a bed of spinach leaves. This is a great option if you’re trying to eat less bread.
Stir fry it.
Make a stir fry dish with chopped vegetables, water chestnuts, spinach leaves, and your choice of protein like chicken or shrimp. The spinach softens up nicely and blends right in with the other flavors.
Add it to a soup.
Tear up some spinach leaves into small pieces and add them to any kind of soup. It adds color, flavor and extra fiber.
Spinach is an excellent weight loss food; tasty, high fiber, high nutrients, good for you, and very few calories.