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6/20/13 3:52 P
I prefer baby spinach for salads.
6/20/13 3:45 P
Yes, have started eating more of it raw instead of lettuce on sandwiches, etc.
Edited by: PINK4YOUTOO at: 6/20/2013 (15:48)
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6/20/13 1:11 P
I too like baby spinach for salads and also for including in chicken enchiladas. I like regular spinach for steaming. The regular needs to be washed so I dump one or two bags in a sink full of water and pull off the thick stems. Regular spinach holds up a little better when cooked.
Pounds lost: 17.0
6/20/13 9:57 A
nutritionally, I don't think there's a difference. I believe it's more a personal preference.
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6/20/13 9:53 A
I prefer baby spinach because it takes less prep time by not having to remove the stems on some of the larger pieces of spinach. I add strawberries and slivered almonds paired with poppyseed dressing.
current weight: 181.2
Fitness Minutes: (3,496)
6/19/13 9:14 P
I prefer the taste and texture of baby spinach in salads, but I do tend to mix it in with other lettuces so that I can still get some crunch in there.
Pounds lost: 10.8
Fitness Minutes: (21,367)
888 6/19/13 12:02 P
What a great question. I've often wondered the same thing myself and like everyone here, I prefer the baby spinach for salads too.
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current weight: 144.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,140)
6/19/13 10:25 A
For salads I prefer baby spinach - just easier and less awkward to eat since it's smaller and the stems are smaller. I accidentally bought regular the other day and wow the leaves are huge! I've been juicing them though so it doesn't matter too much for that.
Baby spinach tends to be sweeter and tends to have more water than the larger variety. I know when I eat foods that have high water content I lose weight easily. Nutritionally I believe they are the same....
I have a favorite spinach dish In a large skillet heat oil and 4 cloves of garlic and some red pepper flakes. And garbanzo beans and sauté 30 seconds. Add fresh spinach and use tongs to stir fry about 2 minutes or until the spinach wilts. Add sesame oil cook for a minute. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and black pepper. About 6 carbs and 90 calories.
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771 6/18/13 3:25 P
I prefer baby spinach. It is more tender than regular spinach.
current weight: 193.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,060)
6/18/13 3:22 P
I use whatever is on sale!lol.. And sometimes both, they are both good choice for healthy eating..
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2,130 6/11/13 6:27 P
the only difference is that baby spinach is more tender and easier to chew. Has a sweeter and more delicate flavor. I would rather use baby spinach for salads where I'm going to eat it raw, and regular spinach for sauteeing, steaming, or putting in soups and sauces.
Coral in Portland, OR
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6/11/13 2:18 P
Just purchased my first bunch of spinach ... bundled. I take out what I want, wash and dry with paper towel and eat...Will continue doing this...
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516 6/11/13 2:09 P
Nutritionally, I'm pretty sure they're the same. Baby spinach is more tender and tastes better raw. It's also typically more expensive, because it's pre-washed, trimmed and bagged/boxed.
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