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Popeye Goes Italian

I offer up this simple recipe to people who are looking for a quick, easy and healthy side dish. Fresh and tender spinach can be had year round these days in the grocery store, but the season for most homegrown spinach is spring – right about now in my part of the world.


Italian Spinach
a Happy Acres original

1 lb chopped fresh spinach
1 tbsp olive oil
4  cloves sliced garlic
salt and pepper to taste

1. Peel garlic cloves and slice thinly. Coarsely chop spinach.
2. Heat olive oil in large skillet or stir-fry pan. Add garlic and cook until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add spinach, cook until just wilted (about 1 minute).
3. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts
Nutrition (per serving): 60 calories, 34 calories from fat, 3.8g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 90.2mg sodium, 644.8mg potassium, 5.1g carbohydrates, 2.6g fiber, <1g sugar, 3.4g protein, 117.7mg calcium, <1g saturated fat.