Thursday, January 6, 2011

Popeye's Favorite Food Gets a Healthy Makeover

Before saying "Eww," just give this recipe a chance.  With the addition of the light cheese, the spinach gets thick and creamy without the calories and fat that whole milk or cream adds.  This creamed spinach tastes so good that you would never know that this comfort food got a healthy makeover.

~Healthy Creamed Spinach

1/4 cup liquid Butter Buds, already prepared
1/4 cup flour
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup light tri-blend shredded cheese
1 (16 oz) bag frozen spinach
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Parmesan cheese, to top

Blend Butter Buds and flour in a double boiler over low heat.  Cook until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Gradually add milk, salt, and pepper, and cook, stirring, until thickened.  Add spinach.  Cover and cook over boiling water, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes.  Mix in light cheese.  Plate and top with parmesan cheese.