so when i started this blog over a year ago i began with the idea to track my weight loss progress. i’ve been relatively successful. i’ve lost all of my pregnancy pounds plus an additional 10. you can obviously see a difference, and i honestly feel different. looking at my fridge and pantry you see a stark difference in what we keep on hand from what it was a year ago. yes, i still have ice cream in the freezer. but i also have kale, wheat germ, produce galore. of course, i’m not nutritionist or personal trainer, but i’ve made small life changes that add up. one thing i noticed is that i wasn’t eating enough vegetables. so, i started looking for creative ways to incorporate more into our diet. I started to use spinach in just about everything. I use it for salads, smoothies and for dinner last night I even put it in our spaghetti sauce. It doesn’t affect the taste, and if you process it up small enough it is barely detectable. It adds funky colors to your smoothies which kids love, and adds a power punch of vitamins and minerals. Spinach is such a nutrient dense food (for more on that click here) It’s not just for popeye anymore! I know it sounds weird to put it in things like smoothies and spaghetti sauce, but it works.