Category Archives: Spinach

Spinach Recipes

Creamy Spinach Dip

The Ingredients:

5 oz. Spinach Leaves, roughly chopped

5 oz. Water Chestnuts, chopped (8 oz can, drained)

3 oz. Leeks, sliced and cleaned, approx 1 medium leek

7 oz. Celery, chopped, approx 2 large stalks

2 oz. Onions, finely chopped

3 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar

16 oz. Mayonnaise

16 oz. Sour Cream

1 tsp. Paprika

1 tsp. Garlic Powder

1 Tbsp Parsley flakes

1 tsp. Onion Powder

1 tsp. Celery Salt

1/2 tsp. Celery Seed

1 Tbsp. Chives, freeze-dried

5-6 drops EZ Sweets

What To Do:

Mix all the chopped veggies together with the mayo, sour cream and spices. Viola! Yummy dip for parties, and for utilizing other recipes. Great over a piece of chicken or fish as well.

Makes approx 10 – 6 oz. servings.

Nutritional information:

Sodium: 523 mg     Fat: 40.2 g     Total Carbs: 8.36 g     Fiber: 1.4 g                          Net Carbs: 6.96 g      Veggie Net Carbs: 4.66 g      Protein: 2.67g     Cals: 414

Ratios:     Carbs: 8%     Fats: 87%     Protein: 5%

Spinach & Mushroom Egg Drop Soup

The Ingredients:

9 c. Chicken Stock

4 oz. Spinach leaves

4.4 oz. White Mushrooms, sliced

4 Tbsp. Soy Sauce

6-8 drops EZ Sweets

1 tsp. Garlic Powder

1 Tbsp Minced Onions, dried

1 Tbsp. Chives, dried

4 large Eggs, whisked well

What to Do:

In large soup pan, bring chicken stock to a boil over med-high heat, add spices and mushrooms and cook for about 4 or 5 minutes, add spinach and cook until wilted. Stirring soup in one direction only, slowly add eggs, making sure to only stir in one direction. Remove from heat and serve!
Makes 6 servings at approx 13 oz ea.

Nutrition Information:

Sodium:  1429 mg   Fat:  3.47g   Total Carbs:  4.99g   Net Carbs:  4.09g          Fiber:  0.9g   Protein:  12.21g   Veggie Net Carbs:  1.36g   Calories: 98

Ratios:     Carbs:  20%   Fat:  32%   Protein:  48%

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Salad Ingredients:

1 oz. Romaine lettuce

1 oz. Spinach leaves, fresh

1 oz. sliced Red Onion

1/2 oz. Feta, crumbled

1 1/2 oz. Strawberries, sliced

1/2 oz. Almonds, sliced

1 1/2 oz. sliced Chicken Breast

Poppy Seed Dressing Ingredients:

8 oz. Mayonnaise

8 oz. Almond Milk, unsweetened, original

1/4 c. Splenda, granulated

2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar

1 tbsp. Poppy Seeds

Mix all dressing ingredients and blend well, I use a shaker.

Based on 8 servings of dressing here are the stats for the dressing alone:

Sodium: 199mg     Fat: 20.8g      Fiber: 0.2g      Net Carbs: 0.97     Protein: 0.32g     Calories: 194

Ratios: Carbohydrate: 3%     Fat: 96%     Protein: 1%

For the salad with 1 serving of dressing these are the numbers using the measurements I posted for the salad ingredients:

Sodium: 410 mg     Fat: 31.88g     Fiber: 4.4g     Net Carbs: 8.25g     VeggieNetCarbs:  3.23g     Protein: 16.86g      Calories: 398

Ratios: Carbohydrate: 13%    Fat:  72%   Protein: 15%

Meatloaf Florentine

The Ingredients:

2 – 10 oz. boxes of Frozen Spinach, whole leaf

1.25 lbs.  Ground Turkey 93/7 fat

1 lb. Ground Beef 85/15 fat

3 large Eggs

12 oz. bag Frozen Onions, chopped

4 cloves Garlic, pressed through garlic press

1/2 c. Golden Flaxmeal

2 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Black Pepper

1 tsp. Chili Powder

2 tsp. Bacon Grease

3 oz. Cheddar Cheese, shredded

3 oz. Mozzarella, shredded

What to Do:

Put frozen spinach in a dry pan, cover, cook on medium heat until thawed, stirring occasionally to break it up.

Add onions and garlic to spinach, turn up heat to med-high, add bacon grease, stir well and cook uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and allow to cool down.

In a large bowl, combine all other ingredients and mix well, then stir in spinach mixture when cooled slightly and mix very well.

Scoop mixture into large loaf pan (mine was very full!) or divide into 2 loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours for one large loaf pan.

Makes 14 servings (cut into 7 large slices then again down the middle)

Sodium: 644mg     Fat: 20.32g     Fiber: 4.2g      Net Carbs: 3.31g           VeggieNetCarbs: 2.0g     Protein: 20.17g     Calories: 322

Ratios: Carbohydrate: 9%     Fat: 57%     Protein: 34%

This is especially good when you take one serving, slice it in half and pan fry till crisp on each side. Doesn’t dry out at all, so moist!

Quiche Floraine

The Ingredients:

1 lb. Bacon, cut into 1/2″ pieces

20 oz. Spinach, fresh

4 tsp. Bacon grease

8 oz. Swiss Cheese, shredded

12 large Eggs

1 c. Heavy cream

1/2 tsp. Dill, dried

1/4 tsp. Nutmeg, ground

1 tsp. Salt, Coarse

1 tsp. Parsley leaves, dried

1/2 tsp. White Pepper

What to Do:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Fry bacon until crisp and remove from grease, pour grease into container to save.

Saute spinach in bacon grease until wilted, drain and allow to cool.

Crack eggs into mixing bowl, add spices, beat until well mixed, add cream and continue mixing until combined fully.

Add cheese, bacon and spinach and mix well.

Spray 9×13″ pan with cooking spray and spread mixture evenly in pan.

Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.

Makes 8 large servings

Ratios:    Carbs 5%      Fat 77%     Protein 18%

sodium: 938mg     Fat: 51.18g     Fiber: 1.6g     Net Carbs: 5.64g      VeggieNetCarbs: 1.08g     Protein: 25.72g     Calories: 595