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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Recipe For Creamed Spinach Lightened Up

Creamed Spinach Lightened Up
I’m always intrigued by a “light” recipe.  Gina’s blog has some great ideas.  I saw her recent post for lightened up creamed spinach and used it for my inspiration.  It’s an easy recipe that came together quickly (so quickly I almost forgot to take pictures!)

The taste was very creamy and rich.  At only 100 calories per serving, go ahead-indulge and enjoy.  Thanks Gina!

Makes 3 servings, each with approximately 100 calories, 3 grams fat, 8 grams carbs, 5 grams protein

1 tsp olive oil
¼ cup shallots, finely chopped
1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
¾ cup 1% milk
1 TBSP grated parmesan cheese
Few grinds of black pepper
2 TBSP Alouette light garlic and herb cheese
10 oz box frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and wrung dry

Warm olive oil in non-stick sauté pan.  Add shallots and garlic and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until translucent.   
Add milk, parmesan and pepper (note, I didn’t add any extra salt as the Alouette provides enough for our taste). 
Add Alouette and continue stirring.  
Add spinach and stir to mix into sauce.  Cook another minute or two until warmed through and serve.

Mr. ELEB wanted you to notice the nicely cooked pork chops ;-)

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