A national day devoted to one of our favorite vegetables? Yes, please! Did you know spinach is packed with nutrients like calcium, iron, and magnesium? It’s also said to help manage diabetes, prevent asthma and cancer, and lower blood pressure. Aside from being a delicious raw addition to salads and sandwiches, spinach cooks down really nicely to add flavor and added nutrients to many other dishes. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites!

01 Sauteed Spinach

Never underestimate the power of sauteed spinach. This dish from Easy Family Recipes is a simple side dish that pairs well with any meal and is ready in a matter of minutes! Click here for the recipe.

02 Cucumber Spinach Salad

This Spring salad is a staple for your springtime menu. The combination of fresh cucumbers, spinach, and strawberries with pecans, walnuts, apples, and a fresh vinaigrette is a light, delicious, and slightly sweet way to enjoy your servings of fruits and vegetables. Click here for the recipe from Yay for Food.

03 Crustless Spinach Quiche

The goodness isn’t just in the crust with this crustless quiche! This flavorful breakfast (or lunch) packs vegetables and cheese, some of our favorite flavor profiles. No veggie left behind here! Have some leftover broccoli or roasted sweet potatoes? Throw them into the mix! Click here for the recipe from Wine and Glue.

04 Spinach Pesto

Looking for a yummy (and healthy) way to spice up your zoodles or spaghetti squash? We’ve got just the thing! This recipe from Centsable Shopping is simple and delicious. Grab your food processor and you’ll be on your way!

05 Mashed Cauliflower and Spinach

Get your comfort food fix, while still eating several servings of vegetables, with this delicious mashed cauliflower and spinach recipe from A Family Feast. This dish makes the perfect side dish for any meal and it’s packed with nutrients and flavor. #Protip: Grab a few bags of Trader Joe’s frozen cauliflower rice to cut down on prep time!

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