Spinach is a superfood. Per calorie, it contains the most nutrients of any food on the planet. Loaded with Vitamins A, K, D, B6 and E. It is also full of iron, niacin, zinc, protein, thiamin, calcium, folate, magnesium, potassium, copper, phosphorus and manganese.
What it all adds up to is that spinach provides tons of anti-oxidants that help keep your body well and free of illness and disease. It contains epoxyxanthophylls that are helpful in preventing cancer and glycoglyceroilipids that aid in digestion.
Spinach is a great source of energy. It also makes for healthy skin and hair. It helps build strong bones and strong kids.
Spinach has been with us throughout history. First mentioned in 647 AD, spinach is written about in ancient manuscripts and was important enough to be a part of two different agricultural treaties. It was once bottled in wine and given to French soldiers to fortify the weak. It was so important to mentioned in a treaty in
Back in the “olden days”, children were encouraged to eat spinach because Popeye did. You may or may not remember Popeye the Sailor Man who was a superhero of sorts. His cartoons began in 1919 and ended around 1994. When in a pinch (usually with his nemesis, Brutus), he would pop open a can of spinach and save the day.
These days, without of the superfood eating superhero, we as parents are left to our own means to entice our children to eat spinach. Informing them of the many benefits the notorious green vegetable holds for them is generally not enough.
There’s always the “what they don’t know won’t hurt them” option of sneaking spinach into a dish or even into a smoothie. There’s nothing wrong with that. But there’s another way too. When a dish is delicious and fun, children don’t usually care what’s in it. They don’t care if it’s nutritious or not. They just care that it tastes good and that it’s enjoyable to eat.
That is the goal of the recipes that are available on this site. They are fun and they taste fantastic. They are what kids want. You will find a good number of spinach recipes ranging from succulent smoothies to spinach omelets and more. You and your children will love them and you’ll feel good about serving them. So go ahead…be the superhero who feeds your family this superfood!