By Jody Paglia Tanzman, RD,LDN,CLC
Now that the weather has turned chilly and Thanksgiving is on the horizon, I have dreams of cozy sweaters and creamy, comforting dishes. While delicious on the lips, those hearty foods that I’m craving aren’t exactly in sync with my stay-fit-and-healthy lifestyle plan. So I decided to create a more nutritious side dish that mimics the lush mouthfeel of the original.
So, how is this creamed spinach guilt-free you ask? Well, it’s vegan and gluten-free, for starters! It also contains wholesome ingredients, like spinach (duh) and nutritional yeast flakes, which lend a hefty dose of iron and B 12, a vitamin that is often lacking in vegan diets. Just a tad of coconut sugar balances out the bitterness of the spinach and emulates the sweetness of heavy cream. It won’t taste quite like the full fat dairy version, but you can feel virtuous indulging in this delicious dish!
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Trans Fat: 0g