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Sauteed Spinach Recipe

by in Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidants, Cervical Cancer, Depression, Holistic Nutrition Tips, Recipes November 3, 2008

Today’s featured healing recipe is provided by ZestyCook.com!

Spinach is an especially healing food as it is rich in folic acid and beta carotene.

The root of folic acid comes from “foilage” and leafy greens are chock full of this nutrient shown to prevent cervical cancer and birth defects.

Folic acid also has been shown in research to make anti-depressants more effective. You will also be happy to know that it is OK to eat a little bit of fat with your vegetables. Fats paired with veggies help us better absorb the fat soluble vitamins they contain. Those on the Mediterranean Diet or Anti-Inflammatory Diet can substitute the low fat cream for olive oil.

Zesty has provides us with a SIMPLE five minute spinach side dish packed with flavour. Give this a try – you will be very glad you did! Feel free to get creative and substitute your favorite seasonal greens: Bok Choy, Swiss Chard, and Kale are also excellent healing choices.

Sauteed Spinach

Ingredients:

  • 4 Cups Spinach
  • 1/4 Cup Low fat Cream
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed and made into paste
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • Handful of chopped Fresh Basil
  • Organic sea salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat pan and add olive oil.
  2. Add spinach and allow to wilt down. Stirring for 1 minute.
  3. Add garlic, cayenne, black pepper. Stir for 2 minutes
  4. Add Low fat cream
  5. Top with Pine nuts and fresh basil

Zesty Tip: To make garlic paste, add a bit of organic sea salt to your cutting board and crush the clove of garlic on top. Then using your knife to smear the garlic back and forth into the salt mixture. The salt will help form a paste and you are ready to go.

7 Comments
  1. […] through yearly screening diet and lifestyle. We should instead be educating our children to eat green and yellow vegetables rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene and folic acid, avoid smoking, […]

  2. […] through yearly screening diet and lifestyle. We should instead be educating our children to eat green and yellow vegetables rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene and folic acid, avoid smoking, […]

  3. I love spinach and that sounds incredible!

    Jennifer’s last blog post..Have You Told Yourself this Lie?

  4. Since a comprehensive study recently done showed 4 major anti-depressants reviewed to be no better than placebos, maybe the folic acid mentioned in the study above just made people feel better.

    And isn’t “low fat cream” an oxymoron? If you’re really going to get all bent out of shape over using cream, maybe you should just use yogurt instead. But, if you want the calcium value of dairy, you’ll need to avoid “low fat”. It’s the fat that creates the synergistic effect that makes the calcium in dairy usable.

    Beautiful photo and yummy sounding recipe.

    Thanks,

    Rod Newbound, RN’s last blog post..Are You a Sugar Zombie?

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