06/10/2016 05:56 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Super Healthy, Garlic Sauteed Spinach


Sauteing with garlic and olive oil brings the taste of spinach up to a whole new level. It's so easy to make and really delicious. Each serving has just 41 calories, 3 grams of fat and only 1 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes


2 teaspoons olive oil

1 tablespoon garlic, minced (about 3 cloves)

1 (12 oz) bag baby spinach leaves

¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste

Fresh ground pepper to taste

Fresh lemon


1. In a large, deep, nonstick pan or pot, heat olive oil. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.

2. Add all spinach, salt, pepper and toss with garlic and oil. Cover pan and cook on low for about 1 minute. Uncover pan, turn the heat on high and cook spinach for another minute, or two, stirring with a wooden spoon until all the spinach is wilted.

3. Using a slotted spoon, lift the spinach into a serving dish or bowl and squeeze with a little fresh lemon all over the spinach.

4. Serve hot.

Makes 4 servings

Food Facts
There are two main varieties of spinach: flat-leaf and curly (baby spinach). The flat-leaf kind can be round or pointed while young baby spinach is tender and delicate.

Fresh spinach cooks down to nothing. About 1 pound of raw spinach will yield 1 cup cooked.

Weight Watchers SmartPoints 1
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 1
Weight Watchers (old points) 1

: for 1 serving
41 calories, 3g fat, 0.3g sat. fat, 0mg chol, 2g protein, 4g carbs, 2g fiber, 138mg sodium, 0g sugar

1. The nutrition facts were calculated on Spark
2. The Weight Watchers SmartPoints and Points Plus were calculated on

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