Slender Portion Spinach Mac and Cheese Muffins
Here is a great recipe for a healthier version of Mac and Cheese. Not only are the ingredients better for you, but making them this way also helps you not over eat on this delicious dish!
4 cups of cooked whole wheat/high fiber macaroni
1 Tablespoon of butter
1 Tablespoon of flour
1 cup of milk (skim)
1 clove of garlic (minced)
3 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese (sharp)
3 ounces of shredded Gruyere cheese
1 egg white
1 cup of fresh spinach (cooked)
Salt & pepper
First, pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Then, lightly mist a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray, now set aside. Next take a small sauce pot and melt the butter over a med heat, add your flour, mix it into the butter until it is thick. Now stir in the garlic and milk; bring the mixture to just under a boil. Add your cheese and whisk it all together until thoroughly combined into a sauce. Remove cheese sauce from the heat and mix in both the egg white and egg until combined. Take a large bowl, combine the spinach, pasta, salt and pepper, and cheese sauce. Mix them together. Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin cups. Bake them for 10-15 minutes or until the tops slightly brown. Let them cool for about 5 minutes before taking them out of the muffin tin.
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Need a great dip for your next get together? Looking for something to top your bland meal with? Well here is the recipe you needed! With this Low Fat Spinach Dip Recipe the possibilities are endless!
Low Fat Spinach Dip Recipe
I don’t know about ya’ll but not only am I a dip FANATIC but I just LOVE to “top” my food with something yummy. With our increasingly health conscious society, I’m sure some of you are wagging your fingers at me while silently wishing you could do the same. Well I’ve got a surprise for you, you can have your cake and eat it too! (figuratively speaking) This Low Fat Spinach Dip Recipe is the answers to your prayers. Not only is it Low Fat, but because of the great ingredients it is high protein as well!
Take your spinach dip a step further by making it a meal! Try it on top of a chicken breast or even in a panini with some roast beef! Also if YOU have any other suggestions on what you can pair this great recipe with LET ME KNOW! Don’t forget to keep checking back here for more great recipes!
What You’ll Need:
Skinny Spinach Dip (3-4 servings)
6-7 oz of fresh spinach (can also use frozen)
1/3 cup of fat free Greek yogurt
1 clove of garlic (finely sliced)
2 minced green onions
1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan
1/2 cup of skim shredded mozzarella
pepper or red chili flakes
What to do:
If using frozen spinach, totally thaw out your spinach and squeeze as much liquid out as you can. Make sure to press between a couple paper towels to remove as much moisture as you can.
Now, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 4×4 dish with some non-stick cooking spray. Get a med bowl and combine together all the ingredients, making sure to mix them well. Put your mix in the baking dish and bake it for 25-30 min. You’ll want the dip to be bubbling and have the cheese starting to brown around the edges.
Serve it hot with chips or on top of your favorite quality meat! Enjoy!
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