This leafy, green superfood is delicious both raw or cooked! Low in fat and even lower in cholesterol and sodium, baby spinach is loaded with nutrients like Vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, folate, iron, zinc, and more. Dressing this green with a small splash of lemon juice or vinegar is best to retain its high iron content.
Baby spinach has been found helpful in:
- Maintaining healthy eyes and good eyesight
- Reducing risks of cataracts and macular degeneration
- Building strong bones
- Strengthening muscles
- Improving brain health
- Maintaining a healthy blood pressure and cardiovascular system
One cup of this vitamin-packed vegetable has only 27 calories, making it one of the most protein-rich vegetables. In addition, the high levels of protein and magnesium found in spinach make it heart-healthy and an excellent driver of improved metabolism.
Featured Meal: Sriracha Ginger Roasted Tofu Green Bowl
Baby spinach serves as one of two greens in the Sriracha Ginger Roasted Tofu Green Bowl, which features shredded kale and baby spinach, roasted organic tofu, broccoli, carrots, ginger, sprouts, basil, sriracha, and carrot chili vinaigrette.