About Olive Oil
What brand of extra-virgin olive oil do you have in your pantry right now?
Olive oil has been called the most nutritious fat in the world because it’s high in antioxidants and good-for-you fats.
Not only that, but it contains anti-inflammatory’s that are linked with a lower incidence of stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and heart disease! PLUS … it has antibacterial properties.
For the best nutrition benefits, make sure you’re using PURE extra virgin olive oil.
It’s easy to get more olive oil in your diet – use it in salad dressings, pestos and sauces, and when you saute veggies.
TIP: Olive oil degrades quickly so it should be stored in a cool, dark place (next to your stove is NOT the best idea!). If it comes in a clear container, transfer it to a light-proof container.
Olive Oil Recipe
A side dish recipe for you that’s PERFECT for this week because it contains greens, which are traditional to eat at the beginning of the year. PLUS … it includes OLIVE OIL!
You also can make this with kale or Swiss chard.
SAUTEED SPINACH (makes 6 servings)
4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
¼ tsp red chili flakes
16 oz (450 grams) spinach, rinsed and dried, any tough ribs and stems removed,
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Pink Himalayan salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and chili flakes and saute for one minute, long enough to infuse the oil but not so long that the garlic will burn.
Add handfuls of kale separately, tossing each to make sure they are fully coated with oil.
Cover the pan and let cook for 5 minutes, stirring 1-2 times.
Remove the lid and cook for another 5 minutes. Add vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!