Popeye was right! A half cup of cooked spinach has only 21 vitamin-rich calories. For those few calories, you get vitamins A and E, fiber and potassium. Best of all–spinach is fat-free!
Makes 4 servings
|2||bags (10 ounces each) fresh spinach, washed, stemmed and chopped|
|2||tablespoons all-purpose flour|
|1||cup fat-free (skim) milk|
|2||tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese|
|1/8||teaspoon white pepper|
- Bring water to a boil. Add spinach. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, about 5 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Drain well; set aside.
- Melt margarine in small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in flour; cook over medium-low heat 1 minute, stirring constantly. Using wire whisk, stir in milk. Bring to a boil. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture thickens. Stir in cheese and pepper.
- Stir spinach into sauce; heat thoroughly. Spoon into serving bowl; sprinkle lightly with nutmeg. Garnish as desired.
|Serving Size:||about 1 cup spinach|
|Calories from Fat||3 %|
|Total Fat||2 g|
|Saturated Fat||1 g|
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