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popeyeI love random facts and have found out that on this day back in 1937 spinach growers in Crystal City, Texas, erected a statue of Popeye! How great is that! So to celebrate this fact I’ve found a couple of tasty recipes which use spinach. Spinach has great nutritional benefits including being rich in antioxidants as well as Vitamins A, C, E and K. So get yourself some spinach and have a go at the following recipes which are both from the Food Network website.

Healthy Spinach and Ricotta Pizza

  • spinach and ricotta pizza240g strong flour, plus more for dusting
  • 220g wholemeal flour
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 7g active dry yeast
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • For the sauce:

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 plum tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 tbsp fresh chopped basil leaves
  • For the topping:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 240g grated light mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan or vegetarian alternative
  • 150g baby spinach, steamed, squeezed dry and coarsely chopped
  • 90g light ricotta cheese
  • Torn fresh basil, for garnish
  • Chilli flakes, for sprinkling, optional

For the full recipe follow this link to the Food Network website.

And now for the second recipe….

Greek Style Stuffed Peppers

  • Greek style stuffed peppers450g lean beef mince
  • 280g frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 medium courgette, coarsely grated
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 75g bulgur
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 red peppers, halved lengthwise, cores and ribs removed
  • 820g tinned low-sodium stewed tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 60g crumbled feta cheese

For the rest of the recipe, once again head over to the Food Network website.

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