By Isadora Baum
Frozen spinach is packed with essential nutrients like iron, folate, protein, antioxidants and calcium, so it’s great for boosting your heart health, building stronger bones, and protecting your skin, joints, nails and hair. And it lasts a longer time when frozen, as opposed to fresh, where you can save it for easy dinners during the week. Frozen spinach is a wonderful addition for stir-fry dinners, stews, soups and more, and it’s a quick and simple side for chicken or fish. Here are 7 ways to transform frozen spinach into a hearty, delicious dinner.
This Mediterranean inspired stew is a one-pan meal, and it is vegetarian, so it works for many diets. Plus, it still has that hearty texture you crave, without the use of meat, thanks to rich, filling chickpeas and savory feta. It’s done in just 20 minutes, so you can get dinner on the table faster.
Use frozen spinach and let it thaw out with some hot water before cooking with it, and then create these gooey, cheesy stuffed bell peppers. The white beans, spinach, and turkey pack in the protein and fiber, where one pepper has a whopping 28 grams of protein and 7.8 grams of fiber.
Made with spinach and sweet potato, these bite-sized balls are super fun for dinner, since you can eat a couple at once and pair with cauliflower rice or a salad for extra fiber and nutrients. They are also versatile as an appetizer, too, since you can even skewer them and serve for easy entertaining. They are grain-free, making them paleo, gluten-free, vegan and Whole30 friendly.
Ditch flour when making pizza crust and enjoy this low-carb kale and spinach crust instead. This one is free of grains, so it’s good for those on a grain-free or gluten-free diet, and it is high in fiber and antioxidants from the spinach and kale. You play around with toppings, like cheese, veggies, or lean meat for a personalized pizza.
Made with coconut milk, this chicken dish feels and tastes luxurious and creamy, but it’s actually a healthy, flavorful dish that is approved for paleo and Whole30 diets. Free of grains, you can use cauliflower rice as a base if you want to put the chicken over it.
Ricotta Ravioli from gnom-gnom
Ditch traditional pasta and use almond flour (which has healthy fats) to make pillow-like ravioli that is stuffed with cheese, such as ricotta and Parmesan, as well as veggies, like spinach, for a nutritional punch. Since pasta is typically high in carbs, this is a great substitute for a lower-carb pasta dish to enjoy at home.
This creamy, silky soup has great protein and fat from shrimp and coconut milk, and it is a meal that is ready in under 30 minutes. So, whip it up next time you need a meal after a long day at work and don’t feel like waiting too long. It is also Whole30 approved.
Learn How To Meal Prep & Batch Cook With Us! Discover a simple strategy for meal prep that will show you how to cook once, with just a few simple ingredients in your pantry, and have a variety of healthy, delicious meals for days. Click Here to Register!