A dinner meal plan featuring quinoa!
Here’s this week’s lineup! The feature food is spinach!
My kids have recently taken a liking to fresh spinach in the strangest way. They’ve invented what they call “dinosaur salad”, which is just fresh spinach with dried cranberries! They make a pile of it and then eat it the way a herbivore would… by leaning their heads down and eating it by the mouthful without their hands!
It’s hilarious and I’m sure old-school people would be appalled that I allow them to play with their food and eat with such ill-manners! But I believe there’s a time and a place for table manners (restaurants, extended family dinners, etc) and the rest of the time, I let them play! If I didn’t, they wouldn’t be BEGGING me to eat spinach everyday!
Here are a few reasons why I’m excited my kids have discovered a love for spinach:
- It’s a good source of Vitamin K, needed for bone health and blood clotting
- Contains important anti-oxidants such as Vitamin A and C
- Also has iron, folate, and many other vitamins & minerals!
KITCHEN TIP: If you notice your spinach is a little wilty, freeze it and add it to smoothies! You won’t notice the slight decline in quality. Try my Blueberry Brain Food Smoothie; it’s one of my favourites!
Grocery Shopping List
This Week’s Lineup!
Happy cooking 🙂
NOTE: you can use any type of spaghetti noodles!
Serve the sloppy giovanni’s with a salad using the leftover fresh spinach and buy or make your own salad dressing, such as this Savoury Turmeric Dressing!