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Mexican Spinach Dishes

Mexican food is a favorite amongst The OrganWise Guys. Enjoy healthy Mexican food ingredients like black beans, avocados, onions and tomatoes with whole grain tortillas, lean meats, and low fat cheeses to make a nutritious meal!

In May, Spinach is a Foods of the Month. Read below for our favorite Mexican dishes, made healthier with lots of iron and other vitamins and minerals from adding a serving of spinach.

Spinach Quesadillas – Spread a thin layer of low-fat shredded Mexican cheese on a whole grain tortilla, top with 1/3 cup cooked spinach (to cook, boil spinach for about 2 minutes, until it becomes wilted). Add a tablespoon of tomato salsa. Fold the tortilla in half and cook until browned and cheese is melted.

Spinach Veggie Burrito -First, check out our favorite Mexican burrito recipe. Then, simply add 4 cups fresh spinach to the veggie mixture at the very end of cooking and stir until wilted for even more nutrition!

Creamy Spinach Enchiladas – Cook chopped onion over medium heat in a bit of olive oil until soft. Add garlic and cook until it begins to brown. Next, add 8 cups fresh spinach leaves and cook until they become wilted. Add in your favorite Mexican flavors like lime, low-sodium seasoning and cumin. Next, add one 4.5 oz. can green chiles and stir all ingredients together. Remove from heat and mix 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt with the spinach mixture. Spread out whole wheat tortillas and add about 1/3 cup of the mixture to each tortilla and roll up, seam side down. When finished filling up a baking dish with the enchiladas, top with low-fat shredded Mexican cheese and 1 can of green chile sauce. Cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly. Top with cilantro and avocados.mexican spinach enchilada

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