7 Healthy & Fresh Spinach Recipes

7 Healthy & Fresh Spinach Recipes

Spinach is not just a nutritional powerhouse, it’s delicious as well! If you have a bag of spinach hanging around in your fridge and aren’t sure what to do with it, try these quick and healthy recipes! From tasty smoothies, light salads, and satisfying snacks and sides prepare to get your spinach fix with these fresh spinach recipe ideas.

1. Strawberry Spinach Summer Salad

This delicious strawberry spinach salad is the perfect showstopper to bring to a potluck or dinner party and makes for a healthy lunch or dinner when paired with grilled chicken or salmon. Feel free to sub out the feta for your favorite crumbled cheese or choose your favorite nuts to add a tasty crunch to this beautiful meal.

Salad Ingredients:
1 Package Spinach
8 oz Strawberries, halved
1 Large Avocado, sliced
½ Red Onion, thinly sliced
½ Cup Crumbled Feta
⅓ Cup Sliced Almonds
⅓ Cup Pistachios, shelled and chopped

Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients:
1 Cup Strawberries
3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
¼ Cup Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Honey (optional)
½ Tsp Dijon Mustard
1 Garlic Clove
Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Add vinaigrette ingredients to the blender, blend at high speed until smooth.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Assemble salad, drizzle with dressing to taste.

2. Green Veggie Vitality Juice

This green veggie vitality juice is a delicious way to get your greens in for the day. You’d never guess this refreshing juice includes broccoli, kale, and spinach! This big batch is enough to feed a small army of 6 or enough to provide you delicious green juice for the whole week.

Ingredients:
2 Cups Green Apples
1 Cup Pineapple Juice + more to desired texture
¾ Cup Broccoli Florets
¾ Cup Kale
¾ Cup Spinach
½ Cup Frozen Mango
1 Kiwi
½ Banana
2 Tsp Ginger Root

Instructions:

  1. Chop fruit and veggies into smaller pieces.
  2. Add all ingredients into the blender, and blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy!

3. Instant Pot Light Spinach Artichoke Dip

In the mood for a savory treat? This spinach artichoke dip will be the life of the party, and better yet no one will know it’s the lighter version. When you make this in an instant pot it all comes together in a matter of minutes, for the tastiest dip that is sure to please!

Ingredients:
1 (14 oz) Can Artichoke Hearts, drained & coarsely chopped
10 oz Frozen Spinach, thawed & squeezed
¼ Cup Shallots, diced
1 Clove Garlic, minced
¼ Cup Chicken Stock
½ Greek Yogurt
½ Cup Light Mayo
¾ Cup Grated Parmesan
1 ½ Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Salt & Pepper to taste

For serving:
Chips or crackers of choice!

Instructions:

  1. Artichoke hearts, spinach, shallots, garlic, yogurt, mayo, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes in the instant pot. Stir until well combined.
  2. Set to manual and adjust time to 3 minutes. When finished, quick release to vent. 
  3. Stir in cheeses until melted, about 2 minutes.
  4. Pour into a serving dish and serve with your chips or crackers of choice.

4. Healthy Homemade Feta Quinoa Wrap

This plant-based wrap will please even the pickiest meat-eaters. It’s packed with essential protein, healthy fats, and nutrient-dense carbs for a filling and satisfying meal that’s easy to enjoy on-the-go!

Quinoa Salad Ingredients:
1 Cup Quinoa
1 Can Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
1 Cup Spinach, Chopped
½ Cup Green Onions, chopped
½ Cup Cilantro, chopped
1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved
½ Cup Feta Cheese
2 Limes, Juice of

Wrap Ingredients:
Hummus
Tortilla Wrap (Whole Grain, Spinach or Sun-Dried Tomato recommended)
¼ Avocado, sliced

Instructions:

  1. Prep quinoa salad by combining all ingredients.
  2. Assemble wrap by spreading hummus on tortilla, adding a generous helping of quinoa salad, and topping with sliced avocado.
  3. Wrap it all up and enjoy!

5. Easy One-Bowl Summer Tex Mex Quinoa Salad

This zesty quinoa salad takes advantage of all of the fresh flavors of summer. A blend of quinoa, pinto beans, fresh corn, and cucumbers converge with red onions, herbs, and a zesty red wine vinaigrette for a totally clean and tasty side or snack.

Salad Ingredients:
1 Cup Quinoa, cooked according to package
1 Can Pinto Beans (or black beans), drained and rinsed
1 Cup Corn (about 2 corn cobs)
½ English Cucumber, chopped
½ Red Onions, diced
Big Handful of Spinach, chopped
½ Cup Cilantro, chopped
½ Cup Green Onions, chopped
Sprinkle of Feta Cheese

Zesty Vinaigrette Ingredients:
¼ Cup Red Wine Vinegar
½ Tsp Cumin
¼ Tsp Chili Powder
Ground Pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine salad ingredients and mix well.
  2. Make the vinaigrette by combining red wine vinegar, cumin, chili powder, and ground pepper. Whisk to combine and drizzle dressing over salad.
  3. Toss salad. Serve, or keep in the fridge up to 5 days.

6. Healthy & Easy Chicken Pesto Wrap

Are you a pesto lover? With every bite of this delicious pesto wrap I feel like, for just a second, I could be in Italy, and honestly what more can you ask from your lunch? This pesto chicken wrap makes that same delicious pesto flavor portable. Meal prep the chicken in advance or use a rotisserie chicken so that when it comes to assembly, it’s easy to throw this meal together!

Ingredients:
Tortilla Wrap (Whole Wheat, Spinach, or Sundried Tomato are all great options)
½ Grilled Chicken Breast, Chopped
Pesto (Pre-packaged from the store, ideally fresh and refrigerated rather than jarred)
Spinach, a Handful of
1/3 Red Bell Pepper, sliced into strips
¼ Cucumber, sliced into strips
¼ Avocado, sliced

Instructions:

  1. Prep ingredients and assemble.
  2. Enjoy!

7. Post Workout Recovery Tropical Green Smoothie

Are you tired from our amazing Rowing & Strength Intervals Workout. Get your greens for the day with this tropical green recovery smoothie packed with spinach and avocado and sweetened with delicious tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. Adding protein powder is optional but makes this smoothie more nutrient-dense, and a great option to fuel up post-workout.

Ingredients:
1 Cup Frozen Mango
½ Cup Frozen Pineapple
½ Banana
½ Avocado
Big Handful Spinach
1 Serving Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Cup Almond Milk (or milk of choice)

Instructions:

  1. Chop fruit and veggies into smaller pieces.
  2. Add all ingredients into the blender, and blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy!
7 Healthy and Fresh Spinach Recipe Ideas at Home
7 Healthy and Fresh Spinach Recipe Ideas at Home

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