Still using up all those lovely leafy greens and today was the turn of spinach and some beautiful looking leeks. Again thanks to Verdura, like I said a seriously good book for veggie inspiration. So I thought I'd try frittata. I have never been a huge fan. Often in cafes they seem so heavy and overly eggy it had completely turned me off frittata. My weekend at Mana Retreat converted me, as their frittata was so light and tasty I had to have seconds. So hoping that it is in their recipe book due out early November as that one will be hard to beat. However I thought I would give it a go and something different to do with spinach and leeks and a few healthy lunches ready to go for the week.
Spinach: When it comes to healthy foods spinach is a superstar. It is chocka full of of vitamins and minerals. To get spinach at its tastiest, seasonally it makes a biannual appearance in the spring and autumn.
So a bit of run down on the goodness of spinach...Vitamin K, essential for blood clotting and bone health. Plus carotenoids like beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin that help protect against heart disease and some forms of cancer. And what's more regularly eating spinach may make you happy! It can boost your mood thanks to vitamins B6 and C. Both play vital roles in the production of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin, which are associated with pleasure and keeping depression and anxiety under control. And there is folate, best known for protecting against birth defects, but it can also help prevent cancers of the cervix and lungs and works alongside vitamin B6 to protect against heart disease.