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Fruity Nutty Spinach

Including nuts in your diet can provide a host of health benefits. The list includes lower cholesterol levels, reduced risk for heart disease and stroke, better weight control, and lower insulin needs for people with diabetes.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. chopped walnuts, toasted

  • 1 tsp. olive oil

  • 1 9-oz. bag of fresh spinach (about 4 cups raw)

  • 2 tbsp. golden raisins

Directions

Heat a frying pan and add chopped walnuts. Shake the pan to turn the nuts. When you begin to smell them toasting, turn off the heat. Transfer toasted nuts to a bowl.

Remove stems from spinach. Rinse and drain in a colander and pat with a paper towel. Heat oil in the frying pan and sauté spinach until soft and bright green. Add raisins and nuts and stir until hot. Serve immediately.

Makes two servings

Each serving contains 110 calories, 7 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 49 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrates.

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