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Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power, has that ability to comfort."
Norman Kolpas, Author

The refrigerator light goes on...

Even when you don't like spinach, creamed spinach is good. To me it's great comfort food. The bitterness that you might not like about cooked spinach is balanced well with the creaminess of the cheese, and the nutmeg adds just the right touch of aromatic spice.

Nutmeg

Nutmeg is sold both as the whole seed and ground. The seed is about an inch long and oval shaped with a light brown skin. Grinding your nutmeg fresh, like grinding any spice fresh, is far superior to any ground nutmeg that you can purchase.

I have a nutmeg grater. These come in a variety of styles, but the one I have is made by Zyliss. It has a little cylinder that the nutmeg fits into and then is held in place with a spring. As you run the holder back and forth over the grater there's no chance of grating your knuckles. A must for any serious chef.


 

Creamed Spinach - Low Sodium Version



Servings = 2 | Serving size =about 1 cup

Cooking Time = 15 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

This recipe makes OK leftovers. Reheat gently.

1 10-ounce package frozen spinach (thawed)
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 small onion (diced)
1/4 cup 2% milk
1 ounce reduced fat cream cheese (cut into small chunks for easier melting)
fresh ground black pepper (to taste
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

Creamed Spinach
Place the spinach in a strainer and press with a rubber spatula or spoon until all excess water is removed.

Place the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook about 5 minutes until softened.

Add the spinach and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the milk, cream cheese, pepper and nutmeg.

Cook until the cheese is melted and well blended into the spinach. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1 cup

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 75 Calories from Fat 28
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 8%
    Saturated Fat 5g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 18%
    Sugars 2g  
Protein 6g  
Vitamin A 333% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 21% Iron 15%
Vitamin K 530 mcg Potassium 532 mg
Magnesium 110 mg