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8/6/14 12:46 P

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I actually just read an article online about how you can make pasta, use the hot water you strain off afterwards to wilt the spinach, then mix in spinach and cheese or sauce to pasta for a spinach pasta. Sounded good and quickly wilts the spinach. :)

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I like baby spinach. I like it cooked

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8/5/14 10:22 P

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I like spinach salads, in pastas and even from the can. I grew up eating it and try to eat it weekly.

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8/5/14 11:51 A

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Love me some spinach --anyway EXCEPT canned. Salads, soups, stews, omelettes, wraps...

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8/5/14 9:57 A

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Spinach, any size, is great
I love it in a regular salad- or instead of lettuce on sandwiches- or you can make a lower-fat Spinach artichoke dip...put it on pizza...cook in any wrap...the sky is the limit really. And since it's a dark green leafy vegetable it has so many nutrients in it!

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8/5/14 7:04 A

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cook it in soups, put it in salad or cook it up with eggs



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8/4/14 7:51 P

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I love raw spinach in my salad

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8/4/14 7:30 P

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love spinach

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8/4/14 4:40 P

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I put frozen spinach in my shakes. Great way to get my spinach in for the day!

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8/3/14 10:27 P

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I add it to soups, use it in omelets, for salads, and more.

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8/3/14 10:21 P

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Raw only

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8/3/14 9:13 P

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love spinach!



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8/3/14 3:19 P

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A baby spinach, low salt bacon and hard boiled egg salad is really good with lite or no-fat thousand island dressing. It's also good with Ranch.

I really like spinach any way. It's great in soups, sandwiches, on it's own. And it's so good for you.





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8/3/14 3:10 P

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I cook a box of frozen chopped spinach and mix with about a pound of ground beef and some chopped onion. Make into one inch meatballs and bake. I make a cheese sauce or get some hummus to dip. They freeze well too!

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8/3/14 5:57 A

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Spinach is a go-to green in our house. I make salads, smoothies, add it to breakfast scrambles, mac & cheese, and sandwiches. We usually have baby spinach because that's all anyone seems to sell anymore, but to me it really doesn't matter.

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8/3/14 2:47 A

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I love spinach! Steamed spinach is my favorite, I usually eat it with a little feta cheese and tomatoes (:



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8/3/14 1:28 A

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I throw fresh baby spinach in everything - spaghetti sauce, stir fries, soups, sandwiches, meatloaf, smoothies. Most versatile veggie ever!



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8/21/13 9:00 A

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I love spinach! I go through at least 1 lb of it in a week. I add it to smoothies, use it on wraps, as a base for a salad or in stir frys. Sometimes I make a spinach puree soup that is delicious and uses a ton of spinach!



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8/21/13 1:22 A

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Here's a great link!
www.expertclinic.org/Protein-In-Spinach.ht
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I like spinach either raw with salad fixin's, or added to pizza, or in a smoothie!

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8/20/13 9:58 P

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I love spinach, raw or cooked! I especially like using spinach in place of lettuce for salads or sandwiches!



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I like baby spinach, I might eat it raw but like it cooked

Made it to my maintenance weight of 125 pounds.

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8/20/13 8:09 A

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I eat raw baby spinach almost every day in salads, and it's great in omelettes and soups.

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I had never thought of adding it to oatmeal along with fruit and nuts. I'll have to give that a try. After all, fresh spinach tastes wonderful in fruit smoothies.

My cup is heavily tinted so I don't notice the color of my smoothies. If I happen to be including frozen grapes it tastes like I'm eating fresh apples.

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8/19/13 9:14 P

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Raw in salad... Yummmm.... I always mix up my toppings but this time of year strawberries and blueberries are delicious :-)

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8/19/13 8:14 P

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Baby spinach. Eat it everyday.. In wraps and in eggs.

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I do love fresh spinach (usually buy baby) but what I use even more is frozen chopped spinach. I throw a bit into pretty much anything I'm making...eggs, mac & cheese, tacos, soups, burgers....



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Love all of these suggestions! Like the crunchy texture of raw spinach on sandwiches instead of lettuce for a change!

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8/18/13 3:07 P

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I use it raw in salads- prefer baby. I don't like cooked spinach by itself so I use it to make scrambled eggs or fritata or mix with other greens to make steamed veg.

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8/18/13 1:33 P

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I blend in my smoothies & eat in my sandwiches on spelt bread :)

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8/18/13 11:36 A



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I've never met a spinach I didn't like. I love it in dishes to sneak in extra veggies (great in spaghetti sauce), in place of iceberg for a healthy salad... just love the stuff!

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8/18/13 11:18 A

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Garlic Sesame Spinach

1 tbsp of olive oil
4 fresh garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes
1lb of fresh baby spinach, stemmed and lightly washed
1 tsp of seasame seed oil
2 tbs. of sesame seeds
1/4 tsp of ground pepper

In a large skillet heat oil garlic and red pepper flakes and saute 30 seconds. Add spinach and use tongs to stir fry about 2 minutes or until the spinach wilts. Add sesame oil cook for a minute. Spinkle with sesame seeds, the salt and pepper. 6 carbs 90 calories.
Sooo Good!

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8/18/13 10:33 A

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Love it!!! Spinach Strawberry salad:

Spinach
Strawberries
Sliced red onion
Toasted almonds or pecans
Feta cheese
Goes well with a poppyseed dressing or any kind of vinaigrette. And it's a BEAUTIFUL salad with the bright green and red ... always a hit whenever I take it to potlucks, serve for dinner, etc.

I also sauté my spinach with garlic and olive oil.

I also use it in eggs, quiches, omelettes, frittatas

Another salad is a Spinach Salad w/Pears and Dijon Vinaigrette homemade dressing!!!



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8/18/13 9:53 A

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saute it



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8/18/13 3:43 A

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I use it in salads a lot and in sandwiches. I also saute it with other veggies for a side dish.



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I prefer it raw as a lettuce substitute.

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I love spinach. More often than not it is the primary greenery in my salads or sandwiches. I also like it in eggs, on pizza or in soup (usually tossed in right before it comes off the heat). In general I prefer it raw or minimally cooked. I like both regular and baby varieties.

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I buy the bags of fresh baby spinach and just sautee it with a little garlic and olive oil or butter. Sometimes, I'll sprinkle a little grated parmasan cheese on it. It's quick and easy.

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I just buy it frozen, usually the cut leaf kind. I like to sautee it with garlic and balsamic vinegar, or with cilantro and fresh ginger.



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I like it in my stir fry veggies, then add my eggs.

I just tried a couple of new things. Yesterday I added some to my shake - strawberries, blueberries, almond milk, protein powder. This morning, I mixed some up with my almond milk, and added it to my steel cut oats w/bananas. I know, sounds gross but can't taste it, just have to get past the idea of green oatmeal emoticon

So since those were successful, this evening for dinner I blended it with my olive oil and balsamic vinegar & poured it over my salad.

I am trying to get creative because I got a good buy on some, so I am trying to use it up before it goes bad.

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8/17/13 7:06 P

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I like cooked and raw spinach.
I usually have baby spinach raw. I use it for salad, on sandwiches, on tacos... any place a person might use lettuce.
I use spinach in soup and pasta recipes. It is good on pizza.

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Honestly Spinach is my favorite veggie :) I like it canned and Baby small, Only down fall is it goes bad quickly :( and I hate buying it in large amounts. I love spinach salads because I can't stand lettuce.

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Spinach salad with sunflower seeds pumpernickle crutons light ranch ham mushrooms and little sprinkle cheese
Yumm

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I like any kind of spinach raw. The cooked version doesn't like me very well. I tend to buy the baby spinach, just because I'm not crazy about the stems, and I don't have to trim the baby spinach as much. But I love spinach in salads. I can eat tiny amounts mixed in something else - I put some in meatloaf, for example. But not too much, or it comes back to haunt me!

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I like both fresh and cooked spinach. I prefer the smaller baby greens in salad, with a nice vinaigrette dressing. Frozen spinach or larger, older greens I cook and put in quiche or omelettes. Sometimes I have spinach pizza but not very often. That's because I don't have pizza often, though!

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Do you like spinach? How do you like to eat it? Prefer baby spinach, or larger size??

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