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Why Spinach is good for you
For many years, nutritionists and mothers have known about the awesome power of spinach and its importance to a healthy diet. After all, there is a reason your mother always encouraged you to eat your spinach, and Popeye can certainly confirm to the awesome power of this leafy veggie.
Spinach is packed full of such important nutrients as Vitamin C, Calcium and Vitamin A.
In addition, spinach is one of the richest plant sources of Iron, and it should be part of a healthy diet for everyone, from the youngest child to the oldest adult. One of the most significant benefits of spinach in the diet is that it is a very rich source of insoluble Fiber. The insoluble fibre contained in spinach has also been associated with protecting the heart and other vital organs from damage.
Whether you choose store-bought spinach or buy your own, however, it is important to select the greenest and healthiest looking spinach for cooking.
With all the benefits spinach has to offer, it is surprising that more people do not enjoy this wonderful food. Spinach is versatile, and it can be used in a wide variety of recipes, from juices, soups to salads, from side dishes to main courses. We have made sure that the soup recipes have no cornflour as that is bad for your health as it spikes your blood sugar level up and shuts down the fat burning process. We have not forgotten the small babies and have included a Spinach Paneer Puree for the adorable little one.
There is a reason why spinach has such a reputation as a health food; it seems that the reputation is more than deserved.
Cooking Healthy With Spinach
A lip-smacking soup using low-fat paneer. Spinach, Paneer and Dal Soup being rich in calcium and protein helps to maintain bone strength and repair damaged tissues.
Onions and black pepper add a wonderful flavour to this spinach based soup while paneer gives a rich texture. Generally, mild flavours are preferred during the first trimester, but if you yearn for – and can comfortably handle – a little more spice, add one or two cloves of garlic or a quarter or a ....
Spinach and curds is always a very nutritious combo, making this raita a must-have. Traces of pepper and sugar make the spinach raita tastier, while the green chillies add a bit of fire to an otherwise bland raita. Steaming the spinach not only makes mixing easier, it also becomes a bit easy on the ....
Toss up a tongue-tickling salad of bean sprouts, spinach and veggies, laced with a creamy celery dressing made with low-fat curds. Contrasting shades of carrot and greens in an off-white background make the Spinach and Bean Sprouts Salad in Creamy Celery Dressing a delight to behold, while the tangy ....
Imagine packing a nice, satiating dip in your kids’ snack box. Along with something refreshing like cucumber or carrot sticks, it would transform their break into a very jolly and relaxing time. The Spinach Hummus is the perfect choice for this, because it is colourful, healthy and filling too as it ....
The Spinach Mushroom Subzi is a luxuriant dish that vibrates with the effect of spices, whole and ground. The contrasting textures of mushrooms and spinach make the subzi a delight to chew while the addition of fresh cream gives it a lusciously rich mouth-feel.
You must take care not to over-coo ....
Now that your baby is above the age of eight months, try this wholesome Spinach Paneer Purée. The addition of spinach provides iron, while delicious paneer provides calcium for the healthy growth of your baby's bones.
The apt combination of ingredients gives a very appealing taste, even withou ....
Light and tasty, the Spinach and Paneer Dip has a perfect medley of textures and flavours.
Creamy spinach, crumbly paneer and crunchy onions, delicately flavoured with herbs and lemon juice, this diabetic
-friendly dip is quite a treat to the pala ....
Here is a cool and healthy cleanser to start your day with. The lemon in this dark green juice helps to retain the colour and enhance the absorption of iron in it.
The greens and the jal jeera powder together are ideal for stimulating the digestive system and replacing the lost minerals. Digest ....
Iron being needed to make blood and deliver oxygen to the cells, its deficiency results in lethargy and slowed mental function. This juice is apt to keep anaemia at bay.
It has the goodness of spinach, beetroot, apple and orange. Spinach acts as iron builder whereas apples and beetroot impart lit ....
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