By Isadora Baum
It’s never a bad idea to have frozen spinach in your freezer. This high-protein vegetable is packed with essential nutrients like iron, folate, and calcium, making it a healthy addition to anything you’re making — stir-fry dinners, stews, soups, and more. And it’s a quick and simple side for chicken or fish. Here are 5 of our favorite ways to transform this freezer staple into a delicious dinner.
This one-pan, Mediterranean-inspired stew has that hearty texture you crave, without relying on me. That’s thanks to rich, filling chickpeas and savory feta. It’s done in just 20 minutes, so you can get dinner on the table faster.
It takes just 10 minutes of prep to make these gooey, cheesy stuffed bell peppers. The combination of white beans, spinach, and turkey packs in a ton protein and fiber: One pepper has a whopping 28 grams of protein and 7.8 grams of fiber.
3. Whole30 Indian Saag Chicken from 40 Aprons
This is a paleo and Whole30-approved take on Indian favorite, saag panner. Coconut milk makes this dish taste luxurious and super-creamy. We recommend serving over cauliflower rice.
This creamy, silky soup has great protein and fat from shrimp and coconut milk — and it’s ready in under 30 minutes. So, whip it up next time you need a meal after a long day at work and don’t feel like waiting too long. P.S. It’s also Whole30 approved.
This healthy and hearty grain bowl manages to feel at once simple and sophisticated. It couldn’t be easier to make — cook the grains, saute the spinach, sear the salmon and assemble your bowl — but the nuttiness of the farro, sauciness of the spinach, and crunch of fresh radish make this dinner anything but basic.