This post originally appeared on Momtastic.
As you probably already know, spinach is a superfood for pregnant women. It’s jam-packed with folic acid, iron, potassium, fiber and calcium, all of which are vital for your newborn. (Without adequate amounts of folic acid, your baby may experience developmental defects in the brain and spinal cord.) Leafy greens are jam-packed with vitamin A too, which aid eyesight development, as well as bone and skin growth.
As nutritious as it is, eating the same side of spinach day after day can get boring. That’s why I love finding new ways to spice it up! By throwing a handful of spinach in your morning smoothie or cooking it with a little bit of coconut oil and garlic, you can immediately switch it up and enjoy this green in a whole new way.
Try it lightly sauteed in an omelette, or swapping it for lettuce in your sandwiches! I also love using spinach as a pizza topping or blending it into a pesto sauce.
What are some of your favorite ways to prepare spinach? Please share in the comments!
Pregnant? Check out my guide to balanced eating for expectant mothers!