Make Like Popeye With These 7 Easy Ways To Eat More Spinach


“I’m strong to the finich, ‘cuz I eats me spinach. I’m Popeye the sailor man!”

If you know this quote, then your back probably hurts and you get excited about new kitchen appliances. It’s me. I am that person.

Maybe I should’ve taken some cues from Popeye and eaten more spinach as a kid. I just couldn’t do it. Especially not the canned kind!

Fast forward more decades than I care to admit, and I can’t get enough of the stuff. It’s so versatile and can be added to just about anything.

Spinach is one of those superfoods that is packed full of vitamins and minerals. I could wax endlessly poetic about this amazing leafy green.

(And it really really helps that it’s much more common to eat fresh spinach these days versus those old, bland cans!)

Spinach is great by itself or added to various dishes and even smoothies, which is why I’m sharing a few easy ways to eat more spinach.

If you’ve ever sauteed spinach, then of course you know it takes about half of an acre to yield a single serving. Spoiler! It’s worth it.

  1. Cheesy Grits Recipe
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    • There is little that I love more than a simple breakfast of cheesy grits with way too much salt and a fried egg over the top. Yum! The addition of spinach helps to add a little extra pizazz to your meal. It also gives the dish a nice pop of color. I like to eat mine with some toast or an English muffin to soak up all that goodness!
  2. Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Casserole Recipe
    • Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Casserole Photo
    • This recipe is a little more labor intensive, but your hard work will soon be rewarded. Cheesy, creamy, deliciousness is so close you can almost taste it! I love a dish that explores all the basic tastes in one bite. The tartness of the artichokes and the slight bitterness from the spinach really help to balance out the richness and give it wonderful flavor.
  3. California-Style Eggs Benedict Recipe
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    • This unique take on the classic breakfast recipe subs in spinach instead of Canadian bacon and adds a little twist to the hollandaise. Is it better than the original? In my humble opinion – it’s quite incredible! The flavors are deep and complex. I suggest leaving the bacon on there, for the best of both worlds!
  4. Spinach Ohitashi Recipe
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    • This was a new one for me. Ohitashi means soaked in. A simple yet extremely flavorful side dish or snack. It’s easy to prepare, with the hardest part being the time you must let it chill in the refrigerator. An hour has never felt so long. If you’re a fan of umami flavors, then this is the dish for you. And, this technique can actually be used with any green vegetable – not just spinach!
  5. Spinach Leek Potato Frittata Recipe
    • Spinach Leek Potato Frittata Photo
    • Your brunch game is about to go up a notch with this frittata recipe. So easy to make and a great addition to the rest of your spread. Even my kids that don’t like eggs, love when we serve this for weekend breakfast. It’s so soft and creamy that you’ll swear it’s packed with cheese.

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