Garlic Spinach

Garlic Spinach

Calorie for calorie, spinach provides more nutrients than any other food. Spinach is packed full of iron, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, magnesium, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and phytonutrients that fight against osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, arthritis, and other diseases at the same time.  It is also a versatile vegetable that can be prepared in countless ways on its own or combined with other foods.

To read more about spinach or any other of the world’s healthiest foods check out George Meteljan Foundation’s, World Healthiest Foods website at www.whfoods.org .

4 servings

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 bag or 1 bunch of fresh spinach (10 ounces), washed, stemmed, and patted dry

½ teaspoon sea salt or Himalayan salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Juice of 1 lemon

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat and stir in the garlic. Cook for 15 seconds. Add the spinach, salt, and pepper and toss until everything is well combined.  Sauté for about 2 minutes or until all of the spinach is wilted.  Remove from heat, splash with lemon juice and serve.