SPINACH

The Food for Thought for this month is...                                                                                    SPINACH

Everyone know's Spinach is good for you. Who can ignore a chain smoking toothless old sailor? But what else do we know about this plant? 
Well. Its Leafy. And green...It looks suspiciously like rabbit food when its fresh.... this is a good start as when it comes to healthy diets, those rabbits know what they're doing. 
There's just something about the vibrant colour and fullness of fresh spinach that just make's you want to turn over a new leaf (no pun) and detox yourself... or at least open a window to get some healthy fresh air in your lungs....

Spinach, along with many other Leafy greens is packed with so very many good things your body needs!
Rich in iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Folates, Folic Acid many antioxidants such as Lutein and Zeaxanthin, both of which are excellent for looking after your eyesight and Lutein many even be able to reverse some of the symptons of age-related macular degeneration!

Spinach can be eaten raw in a salad or sandwich, it can also be cooked to create a large number of imaginative dishes - If you've ever eaten in an Indian Restaurant then you may already know that many dishes contain spinach (Saag) and it is also a popular addition in pasta dishes, soups and dips the world over. It's versatility makes it very easy to incorporate into your weekly meals without drastically changing your routine, and it is quite easy to get hold of provided you're not scared of the vegetable isle in the supermarket. (if you are, please see this page right HERE
It is also relatively easy to grow at home, so get yourself down to your local garden centre!


Here are some recipes you could try with Spinach...











What do you cook with spinach? If you have any recipes to share please let us know!