Healthy Creamed Spinach (with Kale)

I mentioned this in another post already, but I wanted to make sure to highlight this recipe – it is delicious.  I found it last year, and it has been an off-and-on staple every since (I tend to cycle through recipes).  Plus, unlike other healthy re-makes, this recipe has ingredients that are easy to find, inexpensive, and really tasty – while cutting out the junk!

I usually double this recipe for the two of us, and include some kale if I have it on hand.  If you’re not big on kale, this is a good way to eat it – you barely notice the bitterness, but benefit from all the nutrients!  You can use less garlic if you want, but we kind of love it so we use a little extra!

Creamed Spinach with Kale
adapted from Ask Georgie

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon butter (or oil of your choice – I’ve also used coconut oil)
2-3 cloves of garlic, pressed or finely minced
2 tablespoons of milk (I use 1%)
1 wedge Laughing Cow cheese, Original Swiss
2 big handfuls of Spinach, chopped with large stems removed
1 big handful of Kale, chopped with large stems removed

How to Make it:

  1. Melt the butter (or oil) in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic, and cook until fragrant and just slightly browned.
  3. Add milk and cheese wedge, and stir until cheese is melted.
  4. Add the kale and spinach, and allow to cook in the sauce until wilted (stirring occasionally).
  5. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, for a few more minutes, or until sauce begins to thicken.
  6. Remove from heat and allow the sauce to thicken just a bit more before serving.

Give this a try.  Jeb isn’t crazy about the taste of vegetables, but whenever I make this, he devours it!

Oh, and there’s no picture – we always eat it all before I remember to take one!

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One thought on “Healthy Creamed Spinach (with Kale)

  1. 8020sund says:

    Mmm…I am thinking about making this soon! In Denmark we make something similar for Christmas, but with kale only and no spinach. A combination of the two sounds really good:)

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