6/11/2013 | By Seniors Guide Staff

 Sautéed Spinach Recipe

From Eating Well

Popeye eats spinach so why don’t you! This sautéed spinach recipe is a healthy side that will go well with any meal.

Spinach is one of those super foods that is full of nutrients. It is full of vitamins, especially vitamin A and vitamin K. It’s low in calories, but high in fiber, calcium, and protein. It contains many  cancer fighting antioxidants that neutralize free radicals. It promotes cardiovascular health by preventing the oxidation of cholesterol. Finally, spinach improves brain function and protects against aging. The dark green leaves, including spinach, decrease brain loss and helps increase mental capacity.

As you can see spinach is amazing for you! Better yet, spinach is delicious too! So go ahead and try this recipe. Who knows, it may even become a family favorite!

 Sautéed Spinach Recipe

Serves 2

2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoons minced ginger

1 10-ounce bag fresh spinach, (see Ingredient note), tough stems removed

2 teaspoons rice vinegar

1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce


Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.

Add sesame seeds, garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add spinach and cook, stirring, until just wilted, about 2 minutes.

Remove from heat; stir in vinegar and soy sauce. Serve immediately.


Ingredient Note: The sturdier texture of mature spinach stands up better to sautéing than baby spinach and it’s a more economical choice. We prefer to serve baby spinach raw.


Per serving: 102 calories; 7 g fat ( 1 g sat , 3 g mono ); 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 5 g protein; 4 g fiber; 195 mg sodium; 732 mg potassium.

This recipe comes from the folks over at Eating Well.

Seniors Guide Staff

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