Tuesday

Creamed Spinach... but a healthy version... just in time for the holidays.....

One of my new favorite blogs to follow, is Gina's Skinny Taste Blog. She takes some of my favorite recipes and then offers a version that is a bit healthier for her readers to enjoy. She  lists the number of weight watcher points a serving size would be as well as calories.  She has a great story, as to why she started blogging..

So without further wait.. below is one of my recent favorite posts.. (please note photo and recipe are both from skinny taste blog) and one of my all time favorite holiday dishes.. I am so excited to try out this recipe....  Do you have a favorite holiday recipe? or  dish??


A creamy blend of spinach, shallots, parmesan cheese, and Boursin Light makes a rich and flavorful side dish. A lighter version of a steakhouse favorite. You're family and friends will love this, and only 2 points per serving, so you won't feel guilty eating this. Boursin Light can be found in the cheese section of most supermarkets. If you can't find it, light cream cheese or Laughing Cow could work as a replacement. Leftovers can be frozen.

Creamed Spinach - Lightened Up
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 2/3 cup • Points: 2 pts
Calories: 95.8 • Fat: 4.9 g • Protein: 5.9 g • Carb: 8.2 g • Fiber: 1.8 g 
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1/2 cup shallots, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cups fat free milk
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp fresh pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 4.4 oz Boursin Light
  • 16 oz bag frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained of all moisture
In a large saute pan, melt butter. Add shallots and garlic and cook on medium about 5 minutes. Add flour to shallots, mix well and cook one more minute. Reduce heat to low and slowly add milk, whisking well. Add parmesan cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper and mix well. Add boursin light and mix with until smooth. Add spinach and combine well with sauce, cook one minute, until heated through. Adjust salt and pepper if necessary. Makes 6 1/2 cups. 
Be sure to check out Skinny Taste..for more credit recipes and inspiration.. 

2 comments:

  1. Love that healthier version of spinach! Sounds delicious and perfect for the fall weather! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous day girl! XOXO Jessica

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  2. loving this healthier version. I definitely need to give it a try! I am a new follower!

    xo

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