Make brownies using a “secret ingredient”
This trick is especially useful if you have kids, as they can get their daily dose of greens while they eat their dessert. Add spinach to your brownie mix by adding in a cup to your batter and blending it together with a hand mixer or blender. It won’t change the taste of your brownies, but it will add a boost of necessary nutrients.
Add spinach to slow-cooked foods
Add this healthy veggie to soups, casseroles, and any baked or slowly cooked foods. “Since it’s such a powerhouse of nutrition when cooked, you can take advantage and add it to any food that is going to be baked or slowly cooked like a soup,” says Martin. “You can even blend it into a soup with an immersion blender to make it creamy.” Check out these delicious, unexpected slow-cooker recipes.
Spruce up your pesto
Instead of using just basil, add some additional greens into your pesto recipe to keep on hand to add to meals. Feller recommends 2 cups of fresh spinach with 1 bunch of fresh basil, 2 cloves of garlic, juice and zest from 1 lemon, 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, and 1/4 cup olive oil. Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.