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Lemon Spinach

This is a quick, healthy, tasty side dish that can brighten up any meal!

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Recipe Makes: 4 servings
Ingredients: 
  • 1 pound fresh spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Directions: 
  1. Cut off the stems and wash the spinach.
  2. Put the spinach, black pepper, and lemon juice in a pan.
  3. Cook, uncovered, over low heat for 3 minutes, until just tender. 

To stem spinach:

  • If you purchased a bunch of spinach with large leaves, the stems can be fibrous and stringy.
  • Cut the stems off at the bottom of the spinach leaf.

To wash spinach: 

  • Fill a bowl with cold water, and swish loose leaves around.
  • Let the leaves set in the water until dirt and sand settle. 
  • Lift leaves from water and place in a colander.
  • Drain and rinse the bowl. 
  • Repeat the steps above 2-3 times with fresh water until the spinach is clean. 
  • Pat leaves dry with towel, if needed. 
Nutrition Information: 

A serving of Lemon Spinach provides: 

  • 25 Calories, 90 mg. Sodium, 4 g. Carbohydrates, 3 g Fiber, 3 g. Protein 
Cut Down on Choking: 

For kids under the age of 4 years old, serve food in the following ways:

  • Puree, blend or mash all ingredients in this recipe. Stringy, smooth, or slippery foods like cooked spinach can slide down kids' throat before chewing.
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