The best ways to cook with spinach

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Few vegetables have reached pop culture status quite like spinach, and for good reason. Just seeing Popeye chug down a can or two of spinach before defeating Bluto would make even the most finicky eater want to try this powerhouse green vegetable.

According to a 2010 study, children who participated in various activities, including watching Popeye cartoons, increased their vegetable intake. The mighty leaves of spinach may have gotten lost in the shuffle of kale and collard greens in the past few years, but they pack a punch of vitamins, iron, folate, calcium, potassium, and fiber. And, let’s be honest, it’s hard to mess with a vegetable that has its own spokesperson.

Spinach + dip = bff

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Hot. Cold. With artichokes. Without artichokes. Nestled in a (pumpernickel) bread bowl or adorned with crackers, carrot sticks, and celery sticks. If you’re at a party but there isn’t spinach dip, is it really a party?

Knorr spinach dip is the dip. Something about the cool and creamy texture and the perfect seasoning from the vegetable mix added in makes it a taste that’s hard to beat. This will always be a classic, and it’s hard to embellish on an original, but there are some other ways to breath new life into this appetizer staple.

As with everything, there are even two sides to spinach dip. And the opposite of cold spinach dip is a warm, gooey spinach artichoke dip. A standard on restaurant menus and center stage at game night, you could get lost in a bowl of this. Ali, the blogger behind Gimme Some Oven, shares her recipe for this classic duo. It’s guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser, but it would taste just as good paired with a Netflix marathon of your choice.

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OK, so maybe eating dip for dinner isn’t the most nutritious way to enjoy spinach. But what if you added chicken to the mix? Your family or guests will be so enchanted with the spinach dip-stuffed chicken from Sugar Dish Me that no one would question your motives for sneaking dip into dinner.

A quiche come true

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Earlier this week I saw a man buying a freshly made deep-dish spinach quiche, which proves that real men do eat quiche. Why are we so afraid of quiche?


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