“Creamed” Spinach

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Before kale took the spotlight, spinach seemed to be the popular super green food. While we do love kale, we have not forgotten about spinach. Its also nice that it comes nicely packaged in the frozen section so you can enjoy it year round. I was at a loss of what vegetable to have for dinner the other night so I decided to try something new, creamed spinach. Its usually so heavy that its far from healthy. This spinach was light and flavorful and everyone’s favorite part of dinner.

Creamed Spinach

serves 4

1 Tbs grass fed butter

3 Tbs finely minced onion (or 1 tsp dried minced onion)

1 tsp minced garlic

1 Tbs flour (any kind)

1/2 cup milk

10 oz spinach, fresh or frozen

2 Tbs freshly grated parmesan cheese

dash each salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste

Melt butter in skillet over medium low heat. Add onion and cook until translucent. This should only take a minute or two since the onion is so tiny. Add flour and onion and cook for a minute. Pour milk in little by little, working it into the butter/flour mixture as you pour. Add spinach, fresh or frozen and let it either wilt down or defrost. Stir frequently until hot. Add seasonings and cheese and stir throughout.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 88

Fat: 5 g

Sodium: 156 (6%)

Carbohydrates: 6.5 g

Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g

Sugars: 2.2 g

Protein: 5.6 g

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