side dish

Easy + Healthy Spinach Cream

Easy healthy spinach cream.

There's nothing quite like warm soup after a fun day playing in the snow. Need I say more?

Not too long ago, my in-laws cam e to visit us from Mexico. My mother-in-law made this delicious meal called Mole Verde. Essentially, it's a sauce made with greens and seeds. You serve it on top of meat, usually bird. I also like it on rice!

Anyway, we had a whole bunch of spinach and broccoli trunks left over so I thought it would be a good time to use up some of my homemade chicken broth to make a new and delicious soup for the upcoming winter months.

I just got around to taking pictures of it to share with you, hope you like it!



Spinach (a handful)
1 small potato
Chicken broth
Water (as needed)

Spinch, potato, cream and chicken broth.


1 small onion
2 tbsp butter
Salt + pepper
Leftover greens

Butter, onion, salt, pepper and left over broccoli stems.

You want about a handful of spinach per 2 cups of liquid. Enough so that the broth covers all your greens so they can cook evenly. If you don't have broth, you can just use water, it'll just taste a bit different but still good, just add a bit more spices! As for the cream, just add as much as you like for the desired consistency, you could also use milk. If a lot of liquid evaporates, don't forget to add a bit of water!



1. Chop the vegetables.
2. Boil everything.
3. Blend and add cream (or milk!). At this point you can also season with spices and butter.

Spinach cream cut vegetables.
Boiling ingredients for spinach cream.
Blending everything for the spinach cream.

I like to sprinkles a bit of grated cheese on top for added flavor, the I serve it with crackers. Enjoy!

What kind of soups do you like to make at home?

Spinach soup with cheese.

Spinach, Lemon and Avocado Salad

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I've never been the type of person that enjoys cooking for hours (unless sugar is involved). This is probably why most of my recipes only contain 3 essential ingredients (like strawberries & cream, rice pudding, banana peanut butter milkshake, surprise cheese snacks and blueberry chocolate explosion). Now that I'm a mom, I have even less time to cook and often end up forgetting to eat because I'm so concerned about giving my son all he needs. Lately, I often resort to this quick salad for lunch. It's packed with nutrients, and boosts the immune system to boot; what more could a new mom want?


1 Avocado
1 Lemon
1 Handful of baby spinach

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1. Cut the lemon & avocado. I added a touch of salt. Yum.

2. Squeeze the juice of half the lemon on the spinach.

3. Decorate with the leftover lemon slices and add diced avocado.

4. Enjoy your quick healthy meal packed with nutrients and immune boosting goodness.

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