The Hemp Connection + vegetables

Food of the week: spinach

I was just posting on my other blog ( about the association between epilepsy medications and folate deficiency. It reminded me that folate is important for women trying to conceive. And you can get it in places other than supplements…like food!

Dark green vegetables can be hard to get into your diet if you're busy, but they're important to prioritize. I think spinach gets a bad rap because many of us remember it plopped in a cold blob on our school lunch trays waaaay back when. But it's really not that bad!

An easy way to add spinach to your diet, if you're already eating salad, is to remember to pick up a bag of spinach leaves along with your regular lettuce, and mix them together when you're tossing a salad. Spinach is an easy thing to add to some of your simple favorites--like a quesadilla. When I lived in Chicago spinach pizza was all the rage. Why not put a few leaves on your favorite sandwich? Or add it to your next omelet?

If you want to cook spinach the old fashioned way, dress it up with pine nuts and raisins.

It's not so much that spinach isn't a good food, it's more about getting in the habit of keeping it around and making it a habit of including it in some of your old favorites.

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Food of the week: spinach + vegetables