Spinach & Tomato Medley

Popeye’s secret to his strength was to rip open a can of spinach with his bear hands and plop the spinach directly into his mouth.

He was on to something as spinach is loaded with A, K, D and E. Spinach is a good source of Omega 3s,  it’s an anti-inflammatory antioxidant and it strengthens the bones.

Kids (and sometimes adults) usually don’t care for the bitterness of spinach. The good news is the bitterness of spinach can be eliminated!

Spinach Cooking Tips
1. When you mix spinach with the other ingredients, the taste of spinach blends into the other flavors so that it’s indistinguishable.

2. Spinach is made yummy by cooking it in olive oil  and minced garlic.

3. Another trick to avoid the bitterness is to steam spinach.

Picky eaters will absolutely love Tomato and Spinach Medley.  Kids love tomatoes and cheese. Plus, this recipe includes the sweetness of raisins. That’s why Spinach and Tomato Medley is a sure-fire hit.

Spinach and Tomato Medley is effortless and healthy. This is so easy, that even your kids can make it on their own, because the brown rice has already been cooked. All you’re doing is combining ingredients and heating.

You’ll want to be sure that you have already cooked brown rice in your refrigerator, before you make this recipe.

You’ll Need:
2 cloves minced garlic
8 to 10 ounces of frozen chopped spinach (If you use fresh spinach, saute spinach until wilted. You can also use canned spinach.)
28-ounce can of tomatoes
3 cups already-cooked brown rice
½ cup raisins
1/2 cup grated Mozzarella cheese

1) Sauté 2 cloves of minced garlic in olive oil.

2) Squeeze out the water from of defrosted frozen spinach, add along with one 28-ounce can of tomatoes, ½ cup raisins for a little sweetness, and 2 cups already cooked brown rice.

3) Stir and heat everything for just a few minutes.

4) Serve topped with grated Mozzarella cheese.

Mmm, just the way I love it! Eating is believing!

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