Earlier this week, we shared the health benefits of spinach. Here are a few recipes that are easy to make, nutritious and sure to be a hit with the little ones!
1/2 C applesauce, either store-bought or homemade
1 handful of organic raw spinach leaves
Preparation: Combine all and blend until smooth!
Spinach Calzones (makes 8)
Refrigerated whole-wheat pizza or bread dough
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese(optional)
1 cup marinara sauce
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
- Allow dough to come to room temperature.
- Roll out a small portion of the dough at a time, cutting two equal sized hearts with a cookie cutter.
- Fill middle with filling, thin layer marinara sauce, cheese, and spinach, and then crimp edges with a fork. Set on baking tray.
- Bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned. Test to make sure dough is done baking. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
**Try adding additional filling options such as peppers, olives, fresh basil, black beans, broccoli, etc.
Adapted From: http://www.superhealthykids.com