Spinach facts and general information about spinach.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Spinach is Available:
Peak season is in the spring. Bagged variety available year round.
How Does Spinach Grow:
Spinach grows like lettuce.
What to Look for When Buying Spinach:
Most spinach is prepackaged. Otherwise look for crisp leaves as you
Spinach Storage Tips:
Store in fridge crisper section.
How to Cook Spinach:
Wash spinach and trim off ends. Add washed leaves to a hot pan and
stir around. When spinach leaves are wilted and bright green remove
from skillet. This will only take a few minutes.
You can also use spinach fresh in salads or side dishes. If using
frozen spinach, let unthaw and squeeze excess water out of spinach
before adding to recipe.
Spinach contributes to healthy bones, eyes and teeth. Spinach is
high in iron, Vitamin K and Vitamin C.
Fresh Spinach Salad
Fruit of choice: sliced strawberries, sliced kiwi, grapefruit
1 Cup oil
4 Tablespoons sour cream
5 Tablespoons vinegar
½ teaspoon mustard
2 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons parsley
Blend oil and sour cream. Then mix in vinegar and other ingredients.
Shake well before using.
1 Cup noodles
2 Cups water
4 leaves of spinach coarsely ground
1 teaspoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons tomato ketchup
Boil water for 1 minute, add noodles then spinach paste and all
other ingredients. Cook well. Cover with a lid and let it simmer
for a few seconds. Healthy noodles are ready to serve.