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Make Spinach Delicious Even For Veggie-Phobics! Popeye's Favorite, Reinvented

As kids, we've watched Popeye wolf down cans of spinach just before rescuing Olive Oyl from Brutus' mayhem. It was funny and entertaining, but people behind the cartoon is actually on to something.  

If you want radiant skin, healthy hair, and extra boost of energy, you may want to follow Popeye's lead. And the great thing is, spinach can be served in a million yummier ways than straight from a can.

Spinach dip is always a great accompaniment to chips. But if you're willing to take it to the next level, why not make your crisps directly from the Spring vegetable?

Jenny Fox of The Svelte Gourmet has a simple recipe for spinach chips that only require three ingredients - spinach, truffle oil, and sea salt. With its delicate flavor and texture, you wouldn't be needing any dip for this delectable snack which can also be served as an appetizer.  

Spinach Chips. Courtesy: The Svelte Gourmet

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Spinach soup is also a great idea. Steph of I Am A Food Blog has a recipe for Spinach Potato Soup. The recipe is uncomplicated and easy to do, and other than the two vegetables mentioned on its name, the only other ingredients are olive oil, onions, and soup stock.  

Just like most creamy soups, this hearty dish can be made even more delicious with some grilled cheese croutons.

Spinach Potato Soup. Courtesy: I Am A Food Blog

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Kathy Strahs of Panini Happy has a good recipe for grilled cheese croutons, which she originally paired with Grilled Tomato Soup. The croutons are not only cheesy, but extremely flavorful as well, thanks to thyme, basil and chives.

TIP: If you don't have a panini maker, you can make the cheese sandwich as directed, gently press it with your palm, put it in a baking sheet lined with silicon mat and pop in the oven until cheese melts and bread is golden brown. This ma result in a slightly more dense version, but equally as yummy.

Know anyone who hates spinach but could be converted by these recipes? SHARING IS CARING! :-)

Grilled Cheese Croutons. Courtesy: Panini Happy 

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