It’s time for Cooking With Georgie!
Today we’re making Creamed Spinach. I love this dish, but order it at a restaurant and you’re in for a calorie-packed, high fat side dish. Not exactly the virtuous-sounding spinach-based dish you might think. But you can make it at home with ease, and it’s utterly delicious and so good for you. I recommend a small garlic clove, since with a large one the garlic can be a bit overpowering.
What you’ll need:
1 teaspoon non-hydrogenated margarine, I use Brummel & Brown
1 clove garlic (a small one) finely minced
2 Tablespoons 1% milk
1 wedge Laughing Cow Light cheese, original Swiss (cut into pieces)
2 big handfuls of baby spinach, rinsed and coarsely chopped
1. Melt the margarine in a small pan and add the minced garlic. Cooker over low heat until fragrant and sizzling, but not brown. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
2. Stir in the milk and cheese and raise heat to medium. Cook, stirring, until the cheese has melted and mixture is beginning to simmer.
Serve and enjoy! Makes one spinach-lovers portion.
Nutrition Facts: 80 calories, 4 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 g carbohydrate (1 g fiber), 5 g protein
(As a bonus you also get 118% of your daily vitamin A, 365 % vitamin K)