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5 Spinach Recipes- Easy Recipes for Low-Cholesterol Diets

Quick and Easy Spinach Recipes for Your Heart-Healthy Diet

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Updated January 24, 2011

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Cholesterol-friendly spinach is an excellent source of soluble fiber and phytosterols. Try these recipe ideas to add spinach to your daily routine.

At Breakfast: This Herbed Egg White and Spinach Omelet is a healthier alternative to a traditional breakfast omelette.

As a Party Appetizer: Try a healthier take on spinach dip with these cholesterol-friendly Low-fat Spinach Dip or Vegan Spinach Dip recipes.

At Lunch: This Spinach Salad With Apple Vinaigrette is perfect with a soup or salad.

As an Appetizer: Bite Sized Frittatas are a healthier alternative to traditional fried party foods.

At Dinner: Try Baked Fish With Spinach and Tomatoes for a delicious meal packed with omega-3 fats.

Tip: The Environmental Working Group, a health policy think tank, recommends purchasing organic spinach when possible, as the vegetable often ranks high as a pesticide-containing food.

SOURCES:

<p><sub>Environmental Working Group Shopper's Guide to Pesticides. Accessed 9/10/10. .</sub></p>

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