Secret spinach sauce
There is no chance my children would eat spinach on its own. Cooked normally, I can understand why they find it off-putting as it doesn't look wonderful, is slightly on the slimy side and can be quite gritty so this is a great way of getting them to eat more rich, vibrant greens. It makes an incredibly easy yet wholesome sauce for pasta and is delicious as a dip with pitta crisps, etc. It literally takes minutes to make and is definitely good enough to serve up later in the evening as a grown-up meal. The spinach provides a rich source of iron which is important for healthy blood and supporting energy levels. It is also rich in immune boosting vitamin C.
70g cream cheese
30g toasted or untoasted pine nuts (optional) I find they add a nice texture and depth but if you don't have them then the sauce still tastes fab without
2 garlic cloves
Put your spinach in a bowl and cover with cling film. Place in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until totally wilted. You can alternatively do this in a dry saucepan.
Then put the spinach in a blender (you can use a hand blender) and add garlic, cream cheese, pine nuts and then blitz.
Stir through some pre-cooked pasta or as a vibrant dip with carrots or pitta fingers.
It will keep well covered for a few days in the fridge.