Cooked greens simply do not need to be the dull side dish that you struggle to get your family to eat. In this recipe, we combine spinach with a rich combination of other flavorful ingredients that also adds texture. Serve with a spiced black bean salad to create the centerpiece of a nutrient rich, incredibly satisfying meal. The "sweet' spice makes the spinach much more interesting for the kids.
|2 1⁄2||lb||Spinach, fresh|
|1⁄4||c||Wine, sweet white (or vermouth)|
|4||T||Raisins, golden (plumbed in hot water)|
|1⁄2||t||Trade Routes Sweet Spice Blend|
Cover raisins in 2 tablespoons of white wine. Wash spinach. Leave in colander to drain.
Heat large pan (that also has a cover) to a medium-low heat. Add oil and onions. Cover and cook until soft, stirring occasionally. Blend in spices,* nuts and raisins. Add spinach and wine. Toss ingredients together in the pan. Cover. Toss again after two or three minutes. Cook until spinach is wilted.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories 175; Protein 5g; Carbohydrates 26g; Total Fiber 8g; Soluble Fiber 0g; Sugar 9g; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat .5 g; Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g; Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g, Trans Fat 0g; Omega-3 0; Cholesterol 0mg; Calcium 110mg; Iron 4.3mg; Magnesium 9mg; Potassium 1211mg; 156 Sodium mg.