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

Super Healthy, Garlic Sauteed Spinach

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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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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


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

Note:
1. The nutrition facts were calculated on Spark People.com.
2. The Weight Watchers SmartPoints and Points Plus were calculated on CalculatorCat.com.

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