Ideas for dinner tonight. Household and kitchen tips, recipes, tweaks. What's worked great, and not so great.
This is actually more of a Tip than a recipe.
If you want to really kick up the nutrition and filling power of a ready-made or convenience food, without adding many calories of crackers or bread, do like Popeye! Add spinach! it packs in a plethora of vitamins and minerals. Spinach is one of the most nutrient rich foods. It is VERY low in calories, for example 2 cups of baby spinach has only 20 calories, zero fat, 2 g of dietary fiber and 3 g carbs. It has vitamin K, C, A, folate, iron, calcium, magnesium, AND potassium. That’s quite a punch!
BUT there’s also a downside. The USDA has also identified it as one of the top 12 foods contaminated by high pesticide use. SO, STILL eat your spinach, but either buy organic or wash, wash wash!
I kicked up my Progresso Vegetable Low Sodium soup. I added about a cup or so, (large handful) of spinach to my pot of soup, heated up and voila!
Vegetable soup Popeye would be happy to eat.