“Creamed” spinach

I made this for dinner tonight, with steak and sweet potatoes. The big people really liked it, but the little people were so horrified that ds5 would rather starve than even let it touch his fork, and ds6 actually cried and wiped his tongue off with a napkin when he finally got a small bite in his mouth!

Awesomely, it is SUPER healthy, so we WILL be making it again, if for no other reason than to torture the boys when they have been particularly naughty.

Some people really like some fresh ground nutmeg with their greens, and I think a little would be good with this as well. I used half fresh spinach, and half frozen.

“Creamed” Spinach, taken from the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook
Makes 4 servings

2/3 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup low-fat milk
1 TBSP grated Parmesan (go for fresh!)
1/2 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp fresh cracked pepper
2 10-oz bags triple-washed spinach, steamed until tender and drained well OR 1 1-lb bag frozen chopped spinach, steamed and drained well

In a food processor or blender, combine first 6 ingredients, plus 1/4 of the spinach, and process until smooth. In a nonstick pot, combine remaining spinach with cottage cheese mixture. Cook, stirring occasionally, just until heated through (about 5 minutes).

Per Serving: 71 calories, 1 g fat, 7 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein

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