Allens Inc., the parent brand of Popeye Spinach and a national leader in canned and frozen vegetables since 1926, hosts the I Yam What I Yam, Donate a Can virtual food drive benefiting regional food banks nationwide.
Through the end of October, Allens Inc. will donate a can of Popeye spinach to a local food
bank for every new fan at the Allens Veggies Facebook page. Allens is creating this social media and cause campaign effort to strengthen local food banks that have been hit hard by growing
demands for service and rekindle families ™ love of Popeye and his spinach.
One click equals one can of spinach donated to families in need of nutrition. The community is encouraged to get as many people to participate as possible. Allens will donate to The Food Bank for New York City, the North Texas Food Bank, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Kitchens of Birmingham.
Personally, I am a spinach fan. I look for new ways to sneak spinach into recipes that the kids will like. If it is full of flavor then most times they will not even notice. If all else fails, I will eat it. Here are some recipes provided by Allens that I am going to try soon. I especially am looking forward to the pizza recipe.
EASY SPINACH QUICHE
- 1 10-inch Pie crust, unbaked
- 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
- 1/4 cup Swiss cheese, grated
- 5 Eggs, beaten
- 1 cup 2% Milk
- 1 13.5 oz. can Popeye Spinach, very well drained
- 1/4 cup Bacon bits, or 2-3 slices bacon, crumbled
- 1 slice Red or other mild onion, diced
- 1 Roma tomato, thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 425 °F.
- Prepare crust according to package directions.
- Sprinkle cheese on pie crust.
- Mix eggs, milk, spinach and bacon, and onion; pour mixture evenly over cheese.
- Top with slices of tomato.
Bake for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350 °F and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes until set, or a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes. Serve warm with fruit.
POPEYE’S PARTY PIZZAS
- 2 pkgs. refrigerated, ready-to-bake pizza dough
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
- 2 Tbsp. pizza seasoning, classic Italian or spicy, divided
- 1 can (13.5 oz.) Popeye Chopped Spinach, well drained
- 1 yellow pepper, thinly sliced into rings
- 1 large tomato, diced
- 1 cup coarsely grated mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 °F.
- Unroll each pizza dough on lightly greased pizza pan.
- Brush each dough with oil and sprinkle seasoning over top.
- Divide remaining ingredients between both pizzas, and place on dough in order they are listed.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes until each crust is golden brown.
Note: For one 12-inch pizza, cut ingredients in half. Timesaving tip: Pre-baked pizza crusts can be used in place of ready-to-bake pizza dough.
What are some ways you incorporate healthy foods in your kids’ meals?