Typically when I serve spinach, I simply saute it.  It’s healthy, tasty and FAST.creamed spinach

When I go to a nice restaurant, I’ll often order creamed spinach – I love it, but I know that it’s full of fat and probably not the best ingredients for me – it can take a super healthy vegetable into a high calorie nightmare!

So, I’ve come up with my own version of creamed spinach – it’s still FULL of flavor, but a lot healthier as the main ingredient is still spinach:

Healthier Creamed Spinach

large bunch of fresh spinach – at least 5 or 6 cups

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 T milk

3 oz. cream cheese

2 – 3 oz. manchego cheese (or you could use swiss or extra parmesan)

olive oil

sea salt & pepper

sprinkle of parmesan

Step one:  Clean your spinach and dry as well as possible.  Saute garlic in olive oil until starting to sizzle.

fresh spinach

Look at what I picked from the garden!

Step two:  Add spinach and saute until wilted – you may have to add it in batches.  Add milk and cheese and stir until completely melted and incorporated into spinach.  Season with salt & pepper and sprinkle on some parmesan.

Yum - spinach

This was so tasty and so easy – the perfect side dish to anything you’ve placed on the grill!

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