What is Lambs Quarter?

So I have been asked this question a bunch. And honestly, I thought I had already done a blog post about this wonderful weed that we harvest from our yard. But, apparently, I had not.

This weed is an AMAZING substitute of Spinach. It taste so much like it but, it is more nutritious than spinach.

It is a good source of Niacin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

You can enjoy this tasty green either fresh in salads or as you walk through your garden or you can cook it and enjoy it like greens! We enjoy this weed so much that we harvest it from the plant and dry it in our dehydrator. When I am ready to use it, I boil the greens and rinse really well. Many people also boil/chop and freeze it, but I prefer the drying method because of the limited freezer space.

I have many recipes that I have done with the lambs quarter that I really suggest that you give a try. Lambs Quarter Artichoke Dip, Lambs Quarter Bars, Spaghetti Squash with Bacon and Spinach (or Lambs Quarter), and Spaghetti Squash Lasagna! Really any recipe that calls for Spinach can be replaced with the Lambs Quarter.

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