Before I started eating low carb, I never really liked spinach. I never ate things like avocado or brussel sprouts either!
My taste buds TOTALLY changed once I was in ketosis, and I actually started CRAVING those crazy (healthy) foods. 🙂
I’ve heard this is normal, for your tastes and cravings to change completely on a ketogenic low carb diet. That’s a really cool perk, don’t you think? To crave HEALTHY food? lol…
These days I find myself sneaking things like spinach into everything I can. In fact, I make a bit of a “game” out of it – which I like to call Hide The Spinach. Basically I find all sorts of fun, creative ways to “hide” spinach in odd places…
Fact: Spinach is a great low carb source for both magnesium and potassium.
One example is my low carb biscuits.
This recipe happened quite by accident. I went to make my usual low carb garlic cheese bread sticks, and while I was getting out the ingredients I noticed I had some leftovers from dinner the night before – including steamed spinach:
Who would have thought spinach would be so great in a BISCUIT? 🙂
In this quick low carb meal for one (an easy one skillet meal), I made what I call “Dirty Spinach”:
Dirty Spinach is DELICIOUS. I call it that because I cook it right in the greasy skillet where I cooked the meat I’m having with it. 🙂 It started out as a way to have less dirty dishes, but turned into a delicious dish of dirty spinach. LOL.
Hamburger steaks are so quick & easy that I make them a lot. Well, I don’t cook a lot – so that’s relative. Anyway, there’s a hole-in-the-middle trick to keep them from puffing up on you so you don’t have to squeeze all the juices out to flatten them back down. I like to add an egg and a handful of chopped or steamed spinach to my hamburger meat and mix it up with my hands (like you would a meatloaf). It’s a great way to “hide the spinach” and make a great low carb high fat balanced meal (veggie included!) in one skillet – and in one “food”.
Sometimes I’ll cook spinach in the skillet WITH the meat, and fry it right ON the hamburger steak:
There’s also scrambled eggs (with cheddar & spinach), fritatas, crustless quiche – and all sorts of ways to “fancy up” your eggs with this beautiful green veggie. 🙂
^ That’s a Spinach Feta Omelet
By the way, if you haven’t tried it yet… Birds Eye Steamfresh Lightly Sauced Creamed Spinach is fabulous. You’ll find it in the freezer section at your grocery store.
I found TONS of low carb spinach recipes & ideas on Pinterest too. 🙂
I would love to hear how YOU enjoy spinach, or your favorite recipes that include spinach. 🙂 Leave a comment & share your spinach love with us!