Diabetic Spinach Recipes

The American Diabetes Association and Popeye agree: With its low glycemic index and wealth of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, spinach is a nutritional powerhouse. Here are some of our favorite recipes -- from appetizers to entrees -- that are so delicious, we're sure that famous sailor would put down his can of the leafy stuff and step into the kitchen himself.

Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Strata

This fresh strata is the perfect way to showcase your findings from the farmer's market. High in protein and charged with vitamin A, its fabulous flavor comes from luscious veggies and a zing of feta.

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Savory Bean Spinach Soup

Low in calories, this nutritious soup can be made in a slow cooker, so you can come home on a cool evening and warm up with this hearty meal. No one will ever guess how easy it was to prepare!

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Warm Pancetta and Goat Cheese Spinach Salad

Low in calories and carbs, this distinctive spinach salad is simple enough to toss together on a moment's notice, but sophisticated enough for a romantic dinner at home.

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Citrus Turkey Spinach Salad

This high-protein salad combines the nutritional benefits of citrus and spinach into an easy and refreshing midweek main dish.

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Creamy Turkey and Spinach Pie

Big on flavor and low on carbs, this creamy pie is comfort food at its healthiest. With eight servings per recipe, there is plenty of this calcium-rich dish for company -- or for another meal.

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Turkey Spinach Salad with Beets

You'll be the envy of the office when you pull this colorful salad out of your brown bag. Fresh baby spinach, beets, blueberries, red onion, turkey, goat cheese, and orange juice combine to make this healthy lunch both tasty and beautiful.

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Spinach and Gruyere Quiche

This elegant quiche is perfect for a Sunday brunch -- and it's so tasty, your guests will never guess it's low in calories and a cinch to make.

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Garlic Shrimp on Spinach

Featuring fresh shrimp, garlic, olive oil, lemon, and Parmesan, this main dish will have you daydreaming about Italy's Amalfi Coast. And with just 159 calories per serving, you'll be saying, "Mangia!"

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Salmon and Spinach Salad with Flaxseed Dressing

This cool spinach salad is big on flavor and packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. What better way to satisfy your ticker and your taste buds?

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Thai Spinach Dip

Low in fat and rich in flavor, your guests will love this spicy appetizer paired with crisp, cool veggie dippers. You'll love how easy it is to make.

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Spinach, Chicken, and Wild Rice Soup

Delicious with chicken or turkey (hello, Thanksgiving leftovers!), this healthy soup is high in protein and low in saturated fat. Prepare it in your slow cooker, and enjoy both a hearty meal and an aroma-filled home.

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Apple-Spinach Salad with Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette

Tangy Granny Smith apples and dried tart red cherries mingle with savory thyme and Dijon mustard in this crisp salad. With fewer than 100 calories and 11 grams of carb per serving, you can save room for dessert!

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Spinach and Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Whether it's a poolside party or the big game, this rich, gooey spinach dip is a hit with partygoers. Pair it with sweet pepper strips for a colorful, low-carb snack.

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Spinach and Garbanzo Beans

The delicate tastes of shallot and pine nuts make this a perfect accompaniment to any special meal. Low in calories and high in calcium, this spinach recipe is a nutrition-packed side.

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Lemon Shrimp with Spinach Quinoa

White wine, lemon juice, a bit of butter, and a twist of ground pepper form the rich sauce for this entree. Add protein with fresh shrimp and iron-rich quinoa, and you have one healthy indulgence.

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Grilled Chicken, Spinach, and Pear Pitas

Rich balsamic vinegar and creamy goat cheese make this an easy and sophisticated sandwich perfect for lunch or dinner. Grilling the chicken and the pitas keeps your kitchen cool when the sun is hot.

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