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Creamed Kale

Looking for a last minute Thanksgiving side dish? Consider making this creamed kale instead of a traditional creamed spinach dish. While kale and spinach have similar nutritional profiles and both are packed with healthy benefits, kale boosts more iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Manganese so it is a great way to boost your nutritional intake on a day usually packed with foods that are high in calories and fat. Most importantly, it tastes delicious and I would bet most of your guests won’t even be able to tell that your replaced their spinach with kale.

Creamed Kale
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1/8 recipe
Nutritional Info: 84 calories, 3.4g of fat, 9.2g of carbohydrates, 1.6g of fiber, 5.7g of protein, 3.2g of Sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 3 *

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1.5 cups skim milk
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 4 oz. light cream cheese
  • 16 oz. frozen kale, defrosted and squeezed of excess liquid

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and when melted, add the onion and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes until fragrant and translucent.
  3. Whisk in the flour and cook for one minute until it begins to brown. Whisk the milk in slowly.
  4. Add 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cream cheese. Stir gently until melted.
  5. Add the kale and stir together.
  6. Pour into a baking dish coated with cooking spray and sprinkle remaining Parmesan on top. Bake for 10 minutes.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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