8 Creative Uses for Spinach

Add a novel twist to your breakfast, dinner, or dessert with this leafy green staple.

8 Creative Uses for Spinach

A favorite of Queen Catherine de Medici, Popeye the Sailor, and Dr. Oz himself, spinach is celebrated as a high-fiber and vitamin-rich leafy green, for good reason. Its mild taste is suitable in both raw and cooked recipes and is often a standard ingredient in salads and green smoothies. But that’s not all this superfood is capable of! Give these unique spinach suggestions a try and take your leafy green game to the next level.

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Spinach Balls

Meat lovers may have their meatballs but it’s time for veggie lovers to get their own bite-sized treats. Enter the spinach cheese ball — a simple snack that works both as an appetizer or as a kid-friendly entree. Mix chopped spinach with your favorite blend of spices, shredded cheese, egg, and breadcrumbs and shape into one-inch balls. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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