Veggie eating can and should be delicious and satisfying! It is true! Stick with me here and you will see just how…
Raise your hand if you love veggies but have a really tough time getting your family on board chowing down on greens at dinner? Me!! Ok, now raise your hand if you can admit you get stuck on the same veggies preapred the same way day in and day out? Guilty again!
This appetizer I came up with out of desperately trying to get my daugher (5 years old) to give spinach a try (again) and to get my husband eating more than just lettuce, green beans and occasionally broccoli.
When I used to juice fresh veggies more I often had a ton of carrot pulp left over and I hated throwing it out… so i came up with carrot pancakes that the taste reminded me of Thanksgiving stuffing so the fiber/bulk and residual nutrients didnt go to waste.
This was a spin off idea of that concept (I will have to create those again so I can post the measurements for the carrot recipe). In the meantime, enjoy this spinach recipe (going to try it with broccoli next time too).
Spinach Almond Pancake Appetizer
½ cup frozen spinach, thawed (and press water out with paper towel)
⅓ cup almond flour
1 Tbsp dried onion
1 whole egg
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ black pepper
Combine all ingredients well in a bowl. Heat skillet with grass-fed butter on medium. Spoon out spinach mix and pat into pancake shape in skillet. Flip once it begins to brown on one side. Once both sides are brown and somewhat stiff they are ready to enjoy. Eat plain or with a side of low sugar marinara sauce. YUM!
#version# BENEFITS OF SPINACH:
Vitamin A: Spinach is high in carotenoids, which the body can turn into vitamin A.
Vitamin C: a powerful antioxidant that promotes skin health and immune function.
Vitamin K1: essential for blood clotting, and one spinach leaf contains over half of your daily need.
Folic acid: Also known as folate, or vitamin B9. It is essential for normal cellular function and tissue growth, and is very important for pregnant women.
Iron: Iron helps create hemoglobin, which brings oxygen to the body’s tissues.
Calcium: essential for bone health. This mineral is also a crucial signalling molecule for the nervous system, heart and muscles.