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