Sautéed spinach recipes

SAUTEED SPINACH RECIPES FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Sautéed spinach recipes are suitable for keto dieting. Spinach speeds up the weight loss process and makes fat reduction much easier.  Spinach reduces inflammation because nitrates in plants convert bad fat cells into beige cells. This conversion aids reduction of obesity. No matter the type of spinach, it contains flavonoids, carotenoids, and antioxidants.  Spinach is also rich in vitamin A, C. If all you have been feeding your family with is creamy spinach recipes, you should try sautéed spinach recipes. It may of benefit to your eye health and blood pressure level. Are you wondering if it is healthy to eat a lot of spinach? You should know that taking 4 cups of baby spinach is about five times the daily recommendation of vitamin k intake. Below are various sautéed spinach recipes you should try out.

Sautéed Spinach Recipes

1.    Garlic Sautéed Spinach

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Garlic sautéed spinach is a fifteen minutes side dish. You can serve this recipe with rice or pasta and top with grated parmesan or goat cheese. The addition of garlic gives it a nutty and tender crunch.

     Preparation Time: 8 minutes

      Cook Time: 7 minutes

      Total Time: 15 minutes

      Serves: 6

       Ingredients

  • 32 oz of fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 thinly sliced garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon of tables salt

Preparation

  1. First of all, heal your olive oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick pan. Then add sliced garlic and stir in oil occasionally.
  2. When garlic becomes lightly golden or after about two and a half minutes, remove the pan from heat.
  3. Next, add spinach (half) to the same pan and cook until it wilts or for about 2 minutes. When it is well cooked, transfer it into a serving bowl.
  4. Then, add the remaining spinach and cook too for 2 minutes.
  5. Now, return the cooked spinach into your pan and sprinkle salt and pepper on it. toss to combine properly
  6. Use a spoon to serve into a bowl, sprinkle garlic over it and toss to mix. serve

Nutritional Facts

Fat 3g; Carbohydrate 2g; Protein 2g; calories 40kcal.

2.    Spinach Sauté with Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins

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This recipe has amazing ingredients; it would make a perfect side dish for you.

     Preparation Time: 5 minutes

      Cook Time: 10 minutes

      Total Time: 15minutes

      Serves: 6

       Ingredients

  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 shallots of finely chopped
  • 1/8 cups od raisin
  • ¼ teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/8 cup of pine nuts
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt

Preparation

  1. First, toast the pine nuts in a dry pan over medium-high heat on a stove pot for about 3 minutes. Meanwhile, continuously stir until it fragrant and has a golden color.
  2. Add your olive oil to a pan over medium-high heat. Then pour shallot and cook it till it becomes translucent or for about 5 minutes
  3. Next. Add your garlic and cook till it is fragrant. After a minute, pour your spinach leaves, raisins, salt pepper, and pine nuts.
  4. Finally cook for 5 minutes. When it is wilted, serve.

Nutritional Facts

Fat 4g; Carbohydrate 5g; Protein 2g; calories 61 kcal.

3.    Keto Buttery Garlic Sautéed Spinach

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This recipe is a simple and healthy side dish to make. It has low carb and very perfect for the keto diet.

     Preparation Time: 5 minutes

      Cook Time: 5 minutes

      Total Time: 10 minutes

      Serves: 2

       Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 10 oz of spinach leaves
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped spinach
  • A pinch of salt to taste

Preparation

  1. Firstly, place a pan on medium-high heat in 1 tablespoon of butter.
  2. When butter is melted, add your garlic and sauté for about one minute
  3. Then add chopped spinach and a pinch of salt—Cook for 3 minutes on medium-high heat.
  4. While cooking, spinach will release water. When the liquid evaporates, remove from heat and serve hot

Nutritional Facts

Fat 7g; Carbohydrate 3.2g; Protein 1.6g; calories 72kcal.

4.    Sautéed Spinach, Garlic, and Roasted Tomatoes

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Sautéed spinach garlic and roasted tomatoes are healthy, and it is prepared in few minutes

     Preparation Time: 5 minutes

      Cook Time: 10 minutes

      Total Time: 15 minutes

      Serves: 4

       Ingredients

  • A tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of basil
  • A tablespoon of onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon of seasoning
  • 10 ounces of sliced spinach
  • 1 pound of mushrooms
  • Pint of grape tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper

Preparation

  1. First, combine oregano, dry basil, garlic, and balsamic.
  2. Secondly, roast tomatoes for 30 minutes with heat set to 400 degrees F. add onion and mushroom to brown into a hot skillet.
  3. Then, cover it, and put heat to low, cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Lastly, add spinach and tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes more. serve

Nutritional Facts

Fat 7.3g; Carbohydrate 12.0g; Protein 3.0g; calories 116 kcal.

5.    Garlic Shrimp Over Sautéed Spinach

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The addition of shrimp and garlic to sautéed spinach gives it a nutty and crispy taste.

     Preparation Time: 10 minutes

      Cook Time: 7 minutes

      Total Time: 17 minutes

      Serves: 2

       Ingredients

  • 20 frozen shrimp
  • 1 ½ cup of fresh baby spinach
  • A teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of granulated garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Preparation

  1. First, in a large bowl, put spinach, add garlic powder and toss to combine.
  2. Second, put shrimp in a bowl, sprinkle it with black pepper, and mix.
  3. Then, add olive oil into your skillet and place over medium-high heat. Add shrimps and cook, continually stirring until it is bright pink, and the meat becomes opaque. This should be in about 5 minutes.
  4. Lastly, add your spinach and cook till it is wilted or for one minute. When it is well cooked, serve hot

Nutritional Facts

Fat 7.7g; Carbohydrate 3g; Protein 17.4g; calories 152kcal.

6.     Pasta with Sautéed Spinach and Garlic

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This yummy recipe can be prepared in 20 minutes, and you can sauté with other vegetables like garlic, mushroom, and more.

     Preparation Time: 5 minutes

      Cook Time: 10 minutes

      Total Time: 15 minutes

      Serves: 4

       Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons of dried oregano
  • 10 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 10 ounces of fresh spinach
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • ½ pound uncooked spaghetti
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • Grated parmesan

Preparation

  1. First of all, cook spaghetti as directed on the pack.
  2. Then, over medium heat, sauté garlic, basil, and oregano in olive oil for one minute
  3. Next, add spinach, sauté for 3 minutes. When spinach is cooked, put off heat and mix spinach with balsamic vinegar.
  4. Transfer pasta in a serving bowl, add oil and spinach mixture and toss
  5. Lastly, garnish with grated parmesan cheese.

Nutritional Facts

Fat 3.8g; Carbohydrate 4.4g; Protein 2.2g; calories 54 kcal. 

How to Preserve Spinach

After cooking

An adequately cooked spinach should last about 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator. You can refrigerate your cooked spinach in an airtight container or plastic bag. If left a room temperature, it should be discarded after 2 hours because bacteria grow fast at 40 degrees F and 140 degrees F room temperature.  

Before cooking

Spinach that has not been cut or washed can survive under room temperature for more than two hours. It would also wilt if placed under direct sunlight. It is not advisable to freeze fresh spinach leaves. This is because the enzymes in it would continue to break down the leaves as they would remain active. You could put them in a household freezer that has a lower temperature. The most advisable method of preserving uncooked spinach is by quick-cooking them. Then you can add to your soup when needed.

To buy fresh spinach, make sure it has a dark green color, fresh aroma, and crisp texture. Try your best to avoid buying bunches with yellow spots and slim leaves. Also, it should not have a sour or musty odor. The fresh spinach stem should be fairly thin. When it is thick, it Is overgrown and will probably be bitter and tough.  Also, you could check for “best if used by” dates on bags. Give the spinach a gentle squeeze; it should have a springy feel if it is fresh. If you are not ready to use it, you could keep in a household freezer for about three days.

Before you cook, you should wash spinach thoroughly because it could be very sandy. Place your spinach in a large bowl of water and allow sand to settle at the bottom of the bowl. For very clean spinach, repeat the process until the water is very clean and free from sand. After this process, you are good to go ahead with any of the above recipes. 

The above recipes are proven healthy and delicious for a good side dish. Do not forget to leave a message for us.

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