Spinach really gets a bad rep. It can taste slimy or dirty if it's not prepared properly, and one bad experience can turn you away from it for good. However, when you get it fresh, it is fabulous. Spinach is high in fiber, vitamin A and vitamin K (which is key to a healthy nervous system and bones). It really is one of the best foods you can put in your body.
This month for Blogger Night with Melissa from They Call Me Hypo we took on spinach to give you two amazing recipes that will help you incorporate this super food into your diet. Her stuffed summer squash is creamy and rich, while still being low in fat. My salad is something that you can make in advance and eat everyday for lunch, and I promise you'll want to! It is sweat and sour with just a bite of spice. It plays of the earthy flavor of the spinach and the grease of the turkey bacon. Enjoy!
Spinach Salad w/ Sweet & Sour Curry Dressing:
2 bunches of spinach, washed thoroughly
6 hard boiled eggs, sliced (you can just use the egg whites if you want to lower the cholesterol)
12 slices of turkey bacon, cooked to extra crispy and then crushed into bits
2/3 cup sugar substitute (approx. 24 packets)
1/2 cup salad oil
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
3 Tbl lemon juice
1 Tbl minced garlic
4 tsp chili sauce
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp curry powder
dash of tobasco (you may omit if you want less spice)
To prepare the salad, put all ingredients for the dressing into a jar and shake until well blended. Add the spinach, eggs and bacon to a bowl. Add the amount of dressing you desire. I find that I always have leftover dressing. You can take this to work as a lunch. Since I'm only one person I usually eat this salad for the whole week! It's simple, it's delicious, it's cheap. Enjoy!