Healthy Creamed Spinach Recipe

Dec 22 2015
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Hungry Girl's Healthy Dreamy Creamed Spinach Recipe
HG's Dreamy Creamed Spinach
(122 calories)
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Hungry Girl's Healthy Dreamy Creamed Spinach Recipe

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Skip ordinary creamed spinach recipes, with their unnecessarily high calorie and fat counts. Lightened-up cheese wedges contribute to a perfect cream sauce, sans guilt. The holiday season just got better...

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1/4th of recipe (about 1/2 cup): 122 calories, 4g total fat (2g sat fat), 501mg sodium, 10.5g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 6g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 3*

Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 3*

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes


4 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese

2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Light or Brummel & Brown)

1 cup finely chopped onion

1 tsp. chopped garlic

1/4 cup fat-free milk

One 16-oz. bag frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and thoroughly patted dry (see HG Tip)

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper


In a small bowl, stir cheese wedges until smooth.

Bring a large skillet to medium-high heat. Add butter, and let it coat the bottom. Add onion and garlic, and cook and stir until softened and browned, about 4 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium low. Add cheese and milk. Cook and stir until well mixed, about 1 minute.

Add spinach and seasonings. Cook and stir until well mixed and hot, about 2 minutes.


HG Tip: Drain the spinach in a fine-mesh strainer. Then use a clean dishtowel (or paper towels) to firmly press out as much liquid as possible.

Chew on this:

Happy National Date Nut Bread Day, December 22nd. (It's also cited as a day in September, but *shrug*.) We're making Nutty Banana Muffins -- close enough!

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