Spinach flakes and how to use them

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Above, make a delicious and healthy smoothie with dehydrated spinach.

#13: Soups.
Another obvious use of dehydrated spinach is for soup.s Use
spinach flakes in minestrone, lentil soup and more.

14: Stews.
Stews are the perfect place to add spinach flakes. Add a handful
and treat it like an herb to make your stews more flavorful.

15: Tortillas.
Make homemade spinach tortillas by grinding spinach flakes into
powder and then adding them to your mixture of flour, baking
powder, oil, and salt. Tortillas are relatively easy to make. See the
recipe in our
article on no-yeast breads.

Make Spinach powder from Dehydrated spinach!
Spinach powder is wonderful for adding color and flavor to fresh
pasta, noodle and bread doughs. It can also be used in yeast
breads, quick breads or muffins. Combine with herbs or sun-dried
tomatoes for a light, savory flavor.

Consider the Nutritive Value of Spinach Powder
Spinach flakes are highly nutritious, shelf-stable and versatile for
the prepper's pantry. Store more spinach flakes and learn how to
cook with them!

  • Dehydrated spinach nutrition: It's interesting to note that
    dehydrated spinach actually maintains much more nutritional
    value than the canned stuff that Popeye used to eat. Spinach
    flakes are also much more nutritious than the frozen box or
    bag in your freezer. That's because spinach flakes are air dried
    retaining the essence of nature's intended goodness. One
    serving of dehydrated spinach flakes from Augason Farms has
    10% Vitamin A, 25% Vitamin C and even 6% calcium. All that
    plus 2 grams protein. Spinach also has iron not listed.

Spinach has nutritional and medicinal properties to strengthen
immunity and to boost energy! Give it a try.

Happy endings...
Spinach is a healthy source of iron and calcium, plus it has a
powerful dose of vitamins A and C. How can you use dried spinach
flakes? Sprinkle spinach flakes into your recipes to boost nutrition,
add color and to flavor casseroles, egg dishes, and side dishes,
and  more. Most importantly, you can make it easier on yourself by
using dehydrated spinach flakes instead of the frozen kind.

You don't have to thaw dehydrated spinach and squeeze out the
extra moisture. Dried spinach is easy to use. Remember to treat
spinach flakes as an herb, not just a veggie.


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Spinach Flakes
Food Storage uses for spinach flakes (dried or dehydrated)

How can you use dried spinach flakes?
You may come across spinach flakes in your quest for building the
long term food storage in your prepper's pantry. Storing shelf-
stable ingredients, such as dehydrated and freeze
dried fruits,
vegetables and meats, is an important part of prepping.

Have you ever wondered how to cook with dehydrated spinach
flakes? Certainly soups and stews come to mind, but there's so
much more you can do with dried spinach flakes. One way to use
dried spinach is to think of dried spinach as an herb and not so
much a vegetable.

In case you wondered what to do with dehydrated spinach,
consider the many ways to cook with dried spinach listed below...

Spinach flakes and how to use them
If you have kids, you'll want to ensure they eat their spinach, just
like popeye. The great thing about spinach flakes is that dried
spinach is very easy to disguise in foods ~ your kids won't know
they're eating healthy spinach!

Enhance your cooking with dehydrated spinach flakes:

#1: Dips.
An excellent everyday use of dried spinach flakes is for your party
dips. Spinach artichoke dips are a decadent combination of
Parmesan cheese, artichoke hearts, sour cream, cream cheese,
and garlic. If you make your dips for parties with frozen spinach,
then consider using spinach flakes instead. You'll find it much
easier.

It takes time to thaw frozen spinach, but dehydrated spinach
flakes are ready to mix into the sour cream right away. What's
more, dried vegetables retain more nutritive value than their
frozen counterparts. The drying process takes out only moisture
and not the vitamins!

Dips that include dried spinach is a great way to sneak
vegetables in your kids diet, as well.

#2: Breads, breadsticks, crackers, pizza.
Another use of dried spinach is to think of it as an herb by baking
spinach into breads, breadsticks and crackers. You can also
garnish a pizza with spinach as if it were parsley or basil. Dried
spinach uses are really endless when you think of it as an herb.

#3: Casseroles.
Whether your favorite casserole is a spinach lasagne, ricotta
stuffed manicotti or some other creation, dehydrated spinach
flakes come to good use without the hassle of relying on frozen
spinach. Frozen spinach always takes more time, but dehydrated
spinach is quick and easy.

When you have your prepper's pantry filled with dehydrated
spinach flakes, you can use the flakes like parsley and sprinkle a
boost of nutrition onto almost anything.

  • Manacotti. Shells filled with ricotta cheese, mozzarella, eggs
    and parmesanand herbs can get a lift with spinach flakes.

#4: Chicken Kiev.
Chicken Kiev has a wonderful parsley butter center, but you can
Another way to use dehydrated spinach flakes is for making
Chicken Kiev. Substitute dried parsley with your dried spinach
flakes.

#5: Eggs.
One of the easiest ways to use dried spinach flakes is in eggs
because spinach flakes require very little rehydration time.
Dehyrated spinach is easy to use in egg dishes because you just
sprinkle it in before cooking your scrambles and omelets.

Green eggs and ham, anyone? Seriously, you can garnish any egg
dish such as an omelet, frittata, quiche or soufflé with an ample
dose of dehydrated spinach to enrich the nutrition and boost
flavor.

#6: Meatloafs and meatballs.
With the parsley, be sure to add spinach flakes to your favorite
meatball recipe. If you have kids or grandkids, this is a great way
to boost their intake of vegetables.

The kids will never suspect you've used dried spinach and you can
rest assured that they are eating their veggies.

#7: Pasta.
Pasta and casseroles are a great way to use spinach flakes.

  • Pasta Sauces. Sprinkle a few spinach flakes into your
    marinara pasta or favorite spaghetti sauce to boost the
    nutritional value.

  • Spinach noodles: Make spinach noodles by using dehydrated
    spinach flakes. Be sure to add the spinach to your spaghetti
    sauce as well.

#8: Ramen noodles, bouillon and broths.
You don't even need to cook with spinach flakes, you can just add
it to your ready made soups, bouillon or broths.

Give ramen noodles a boost of nutrition with dried spinach flakes.
Sprinkle the dried spinach in broth or bouillon, too.

#9: Sauces.
If your sauce requires parsley or other minced herbs, then add the
spinach flakes as well. Spinach flakes are awesome for making a
Florentine spinach and cheese sauce over salmon or chicken.

With dehydrated spinach flakes you can make your own pesto
sauce or spaghetti sauce. You can even enhance a commercial
spaghetti sauce that comes from a jar.

#10: Salad dressings.
Along with the other herbs and spices you toss in your salad
dressing, throw in some spinach!

#11 Side dishes.
You'll find more use of spinach flakes for side dishes..

  • Spinach. To use spinach flakes as a side dish, just cover 1/4
    cup of flakes with 3/4 cup water. Mind you it won't have the
    same texture as fresh or frozen spinach, because it's
    chopped, but you also won't have that unappealing slimy
    finish of canned spinach.

  • Rice dishes. If you flavor your rice with broth, add spinach
    flakes to the broth first to rehydrate them.

  • Mashed potatoes and stuffed potatoes. Add spinach to
    your mashed potatoes the way you would use brocolli.

#12: Smoothies.
Another healthy way to use dried spinach flakes is to mix it with
your fresh, frozen dehydrated ingredients for a home made
smoothie. Blend dried spinach flakes into smoothies and you'll
get the same nutritive value of the fresh stuff if not more. Here's
how to make a smoothie from spinach!
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