Creamed Spinach with Cheese (Healthy, Low Calorie)

A healthier version of a Steakhouse favorite, Creamed Spinach with  a little bit of cheese.
Just like from a Steakhouse but so much better for you. Healthy Creamed Spinach Recipe

This recipe first appeared on Food Done Light in 2012. I have wanted to take new pictures ever since and finally got around to it. When I was looking at lightened creamed spinach, I first looked at a substitute for heavy cream. While I have used a number of different substitutes, I went with a very easy one, non-dairy coconut creamer. Most non-dairy creamers are much lower in fat and calories. They work well as a substitute for heavy cream in recipes. Sadly they do not whip well.

I also added a little bit of cheese to increase the luxurious feel of this recipe. A little bit of a good quality smoked gouda goes a long way. Try it for yourself and enjoy an old favorite in a healthier way.
Just like from a Steakhouse but so much better for you. Healthy Creamed Spinach Recipe

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Just like from a Steakhouse but so much better for you. Healthy Creamed Spinach Recipe

Healthy Creamed Spinach

Course Side Dish, Vegetable
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 76 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 20 oz frozen chopped spinach defrosted
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp Light butter
  • 1 1/2 cup so delicious Coconut Milk creamer
  • 1/4 cup grated smoked Gouda 1 0z
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • Pinch nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Place spinach in a clean dish towel and squeeze out as much water as you can.
  2. In large nonstick skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and garlic and sauté until onions are tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add spinach and cook for another 2 minutes or until spinach is hot.
  4. Stir in flour and continue to stir and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add coconut coffee cream and bring to a simmer. DO NOT BOIL!
  6. Stir continuously until mixture thickens, about 2 minutes.
  7. Stir in grated Gouda, salt, pepper and nutmeg and cook and stir until melted.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 3 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Creamed Spinach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Potassium 284mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 168%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 13%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Just like from a Steakhouse but so much better for you. Healthy Creamed Spinach Recipe

Comments

  1. Smoked gouda sounds like a nice addition to this! I haven't ever made creamed spinach, but I think it would make an excellent side dish.
  2. I love creamed spinach and the addition of the smoked gouda sounds fabulous!
  3. This is great, I love creamed spinach but it's always so rich and high calorie. Can't wait to try your version!
  4. You had me at smoked gouda. :o) One of my favorite cheeses for cooking (and snacking!). And I love that you have lightened up this classic. That's usually the reason I don't order it if we are in a steak house! But now I can turn it down at the restaurant and come home to make this yummy version. :o)
  5. This looks scrumptious. My sister loves this stuff, sending her the recipe.

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