This is a very simple way to add more leafy greens to your diet. Leafy greens such as spinach, kale, Swiss chard, mustard greens and bok choy, to name a few, are rich in magnesium, potassium and calcium. I love to suggest more greens in my patients diet because they help with muscle spasms, can lower blood pressure, are high in fiber, and are very low in calories but rich in nutrients. I baked spinach tonight and put it over lentil soup I made last weekend. I loved the vibrant green next to the French lentils.
5 ounces or approximately one small container of spinach or leafy greens mixture
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh sqeezed lemon juice
fresh ground pepper and dash of sea salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place greens on a large cookie sheet. Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice over the greens and lightly toss. Sprinkle sea salt and fresh ground pepper over the greens and place in preheated oven for 5-7 minutes or until the greens are lightly wilted.