Happy Valentine’s weekend! If you are cooking for your mate, consider low calorie Greek-inspired Sauteed Spinach and Feta as a side dish. Since you don’t want spinach watery, make sure spinach is well-drained if you’re using frozen. If you’d like to turn it into a main dish, add almonds and seedless red grapes, cut in half. One serving is 250 calories. What your man really wants is for you to be svelt and sexy.
For him, buy a mini French baguette. Many of you who follow my Petals in the Gazebo blog (here) came to this breezy place to support the GOLD STANDARD OF THIN eating plan. When my daughter Janice and I wrote this guide for healthy eating, we searched common sense ways to drop twenty pounds. Adding extra fiber and getting enough protein (the good kind!) not only keeps us full, but it enhances weight loss results.
Ingredients for 4 servings.
|2 tsp olive oil|
|1 medium onion(s), finely chopped|
|20 oz chopped frozen spinach, thawed and well-drained|
|1/4 tsp table salt|
|1/4 tsp black pepper|
|2/3 cup(s) crumbled feta cheese|
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until just golden, about 3 minutes.
- Add spinach, salt and pepper, stirring to combine. Cook until heated through, about 3 minutes; stir in feta. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.