Celebrate National Spinach Day with Popeye’s Favorite Veggie

It’s National Spinach Day in the U.S., but this leafy green vegetable is enjoyed around the world 365 days a year, with practically every international cuisine including it in their recipe repertoire.

Spinach is loaded with good-for-you nutrients like potassium, iron, folate and vitamins A and K. It even provides vitamin E, calcium and zinc. When combined with high vitamin C foods, like tomatoes or lemon juice, spinach provides a powerful infusion of iron too.

It’s no wonder why spinach is Popeye’s favorite go-to, pick-me-up vegetable for energy!

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Make Popeye proud and celebrate National Spinach Day by enjoying some of these spinach-based recipes.

For breakfast, jumpstart your day with one Dr. Mehmet Oz’s Green Drink, one of his favorite recipes.
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Or fill up with Weight Watchers’ Bacon, Egg and Spinach Stacks.

For lunch, enjoy Molly Watson’s recipes for Spinach Rice Pilaf or Spinach Soup.
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Finish your meal with a fresh Spinach Harvest Salad produced and packaged by Taylor Farms.

For dinner, go international with your spinach choices with Spanakopita or Palak Paneer!

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For dessert and snacks, Popeye suggests Tuscany’s Sweet Spinach Pie by Francine Segan and Ellen Silverman, authors of Dolci: Italy’s Sweets.

Or, this cool and creamy, easy-to-make Spinach Dip recipe by Knorr Foods!

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Or, Kraft’s Cheesy Spinach Bundles, bite-sized appetizers that pack a tasty punch of delicious flavor and satisfaction!

If you have a favorite spinach recipe, please share it with us in the Comments section!

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