Sunday, April 14, 2013

On my kid's plate

Spinach (Photo credit: desegura89)

        It's Spring, fresh spinach's season and with so many benefits to our health, why not take advantage and incorporate it as much as possible in our diet.

Check this out!
        There are only 25 calories in 100 grams of raw spinach. Spinach is one of the main sources of vitamin K, 100 grams of spinach providing 500% of the recommended daily dose. In 100 grams of spinach is also found twice the required daily amount of vitamin A, 15% of iron, calcium (in 100 grams is 14% of the RDD), and vitamin C (13% of the RDD) .

        Spinach also contains significant amounts of vitamin B2, B6, 100 grams of spinach leaves bringing about 12% of the RDD.  Add 11% of the RDD of vitamin E (all in 100 grams of spinach) and 7% phosphorus and zinc.
Popeye, about to eat his spinach, in Fleischer...
Popeye, about to eat his spinach, in Fleischer's Little Swee' Pea (1936). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
        Spinach is recognize as a general tonic, is reducing fatty deposits from the abdomen, buttocks and thighs. Spinach contains antioxidants that help prevent serious conditions, combats inflammatory diseases, eye conditions and contribute to overall body strength.

        I bet you are now convinced spinach is kind of a wonder food (Popeye The Sailor Man is the best proof, right?). That's why I try my best to trick Ellie into eating it. The best way for me is to match it with fried eggs as she loves them, it's one of her favorite, most likely because she gets 1 egg only, once a week, as recommended by her doctors.

500 gr fresh spinach 

-2 or 3 garlic cloves
-2 eggs / person 
(1 a week for babies and small kids)

        It's as easy as 1,2,3!
Boil the spinach until soft. Mix it up with salt and garlic using a mixing device until becomes a puree. Fry the mixture for few minutes using a tiny bit of oil.
Top it off with fried eggs.

It's one of the yummiest dishes in my house and I love how much good does to my health. 
I plan to have one every day. How about you? 
Are you doing your best to be at your healthiest?

Enhanced by Zemanta