Spinach meat is an incredibly popular meat alternative for many people, both those who want to lose weight and those who simply love the taste. For those trying to lose weight, reducing your intake of red meat is always a good first step. And if you have an aversion to spinach in general, then this could be a fantastic alternative.
But what about those people who like spinach, but not red meat? Is there a different kind of Spinach meat that they can enjoy? It seems that there are as many choices as there are people who want to eat Spinach meat.
Of course, the most traditional choice is the well-known mozzarella cheese. However, as tastes around the world have changed, so too have many popular cheeses. In the US alone, consumers have chosen more “Americanized” cheese like American and Swiss. So, how does all of this affect Spinach? Does it still make for a delicious meal?
The simple answer is yes. Spinach and cheese are one of the greatest combinations. You get to enjoy the unique taste of both of these great food groups in one huge slice. In fact, Spinach meat itself has been voted the number one food from each country in a recent European survey.
Why is Spinach so healthy anyway? Is it because of all of the iron? No, not necessarily. Spinach is high in vitamin A, which is necessary for strong bones and teeth. Also, Spinach helps protect against heart disease by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, and lowering chances of developing diabetes.
Cheese comes from milk, cheese blends, cream, or ricotta. Ricotta has extra calcium, which makes it a wonderful source of support for strong bones. The other type of cheese is more similar to butter or margarine – meaning it’s higher in fats, salt, and sugar, making it a poor choice for a healthy snack. Spinach on the other hand is a complete food and can be mixed with just about anything to create tasty treats.
Spinach and cheese make for a winning combination because both of them are naturally healthy. Spinach is good for you and has many other health benefits as well. Cheese is also good for you and provides us with many nutrients and vitamins. So why not combine both of these super foods to make a nutritious yet delicious snack?
You can buy Spinach at almost any store. It’s available at all major supermarkets as well as health food stores and farmers markets. But if you really want to experience the real flavor and goodness then why not try to make your own Spinach meatloaf. It is surprisingly easy to make and best of all you can put whatever you want into it to make it as decadent or delicious as you like.
You’ll need about a pound of ground Spinach meat, one tablespoon of olive oil, several large eggs, some vegetables such as carrots, onions, and mushrooms, and some bread dough. To make sure your meat and vegetables cook evenly, you’ll want to pan fry them in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil until they are translucent. Drain any excess grease from the mixture and place everything into a clean container. Put it in the oven and pop into the preheated oven for about a half an hour to cook the meat and vegetables.
After the meat and vegetables have cooked thoroughly remove them and set them aside. Now it’s time to get creative! You can add whatever you want to the Spinach meatloaf – pasta, cheeses, vegetables, etc. You can also garnish it with parsley and/or fresh herbs, serve it with crackers, and enjoy a great healthy Spinach meatloaf.
If you are going to serve it with cheese then it’s a great idea to use some cheddar cheese on the meatloaf. Make sure that it is melted well or you will have a runny cheese cake. Add a fresh salad to the top or put some spinach leaves on top and enjoy your Spinach meatloaf. It is sure to be a big hit at your next cookout!
I hope this article gave you some ideas of how to make your own Spinach meatloaf. Be sure to try a few different recipes to find which one you like the best. If it is your first time making a meatloaf then I would suggest you go easy on the cheese and let the natural ingredients do their thing. You won’t go wrong and you will have a tasty and filling dish!