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national fresh spinach day

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It’s National Fresh Spinach Day and while not every vegetable gets its own holiday, when you consider all of the nutrients and superpowers of this green, you can see why we should dedicate a full day to it. Spinach is an excellent source of iron, which is important for the healthy function of red blood cells, which transport oxygen around the body. In other words, you could say that spinach helps the life force of your being. Spinach is also loaded with folate, which your body needs to produce genetic materials, and for the healthy division of cells. Don’t underestimate this leafy green that makes the bed of those strawberry and goat cheese salads. Understandably, however, it’s not exactly loaded with flavor. Even making it Popeye’s favorite food couldn’t trick kids into liking it. If you need creative ways to enjoy this food, here are 15.

national fresh spinach day

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Spinach and feta omelet

This is one protein-rich breakfast. Add a half a cup of chopped spinach with two tablespoons of feta cheese to your next omelet. Remember that the spinach will wilt down to less than one-fourth its original size, and the feta has such a strong flavor that you won’t even taste the greens.

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