Easy-peasy Spinach Pockets

Today, I'm sharing with you recipe of spinach pockets, which are so easy to make and they are perfect to grab N go snack or even breakfast or lunch :)


And as they are filled with spinach they will give you extra kick of iron and other vitamins :)


And as we are using spinach let's take a look at the health benefits you can get from it!


Spinach is extremely healthy and linked to numerous health benefits.


It has been shown to improve oxidative stress, eye health, and blood pressure.


Oxidative stress

Free radicals are byproducts of metabolism. They can cause oxidative stress, which triggers accelerated aging and increases your risk of cancer and diabetes.


However, spinach contains antioxidants, which fight oxidative stress and help reduce the damage it causes.


One study in eight healthy people found that spinach helped prevent oxidative damage. Although this study was quite small, its findings are backed up by other animal and human research.


Eye health

Spinach is rich in zeaxanthin and lutein, which are the carotenoids responsible for color in some vegetables.


Human eyes also contain high quantities of these pigments, which protect your eyes from the damage caused by sunlight.


Additionally, several studies indicate that zeaxanthin and lutein work to prevent macular degeneration and cataracts, which are major causes of blindness.


These compounds may even be able to reverse existing damage.


Cancer prevention

Spinach contains two components, MGDG and SQDG, which may slow down cancer growth.


In one study, these compounds helped slow tumor growth in a person’s cervix. They also decreased the size of the tumor.


Several human studies link spinach consumption to a reduced risk of prostate cancer. Eating this leafy green may also help prevent breast cancer.


Likewise, one animal study notes that spinach might suppress cancer formation.


Additionally, spinach packs high amounts of antioxidants, which may also fight cancer.


Blood pressure

Spinach contains high amounts of nitrates, which have been shown to help moderate blood pressure levels and decrease your risk of heart disease.


One study in 27 people found that eating spinach effectively lowered blood pressure levels. Several other studies observed similar effects, indicating that spinach boosts heart health.*source



Find the recipe below!

Prep: 10 min

Cook time: 30 min

Level: easy

Servings: 8 portions

Calories per serving: 227 kcal

Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :


For the dough:

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry (or use the dough from this recipe (or soon will come out a new recipe for a perfect layery vegan puff pastry in my blog)

For the filling:

  • 3 large onions (chopped)

  • 400 gr. spinach (fresh, or frozen)

  • 1 tsp garlic

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 1 tsp curry spice

  • 0,5 tsp salt

  • 0,5 tsp black pepper

For brushing:

  • 1 tbsp oil

  • 1 tbsp bagel all-seasoning


Method:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 200C.

Step 2: Cut the puff pastry in half horizontally. Then cut each half in 4 pieces vertically.

Step 3: In a frying pan add in chopped onion along with around 1 tbsp of oil, and cook for around 5 minutes, then add spinach and spices and cook for another 5-7 minutes.

Step 4: Place around 1 tbsp of spinach filling on one piece of pastry and roll it into a small roll/pocket (make sure to press the edges). Repeat with the remaining pieces.

Step 5: Brush the rolls with oil and sprinkle with some bagel all seasoning (sesame seeds, sunflower seeds).

Step 6: Bake for around 20-25 minutes, or until the top of the rolls is golden brown

Step 7: Keep in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.


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