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Healthy Creamed Spinach

Here is a recipe for a healthier version of creamed spinach using yoghurt.


2 tsp olive oil

2 cloves of garlic, minced

4 cups of chopped spinach

1 cup of plain low fat yoghurt

A pinch of salt and pepper

  • Place olive oil in a pan on medium heat and add garlic and spinach
  • Cook for roughly 10 minutes or until spinach cooked through
  • Turn down the heat and add the yoghurt, mix through and leave on low heat for 2-3 minutes stirring occasionally
  • Season with salt and pepper


Sumaiya Essa

Sumaiya Essa RD (SA), completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics at the University of Kwazulu Natal in Pietermaritzburg. Having always believed that “you are what you eat” and chose this career in nutrition and dietetics to educate, inspire and encourage people to make the right food choices. As the great Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food”. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this blog are entirely my own. This website is for informational purposes and please be aware that any information contained within this website should not be considered as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not replace physical treatment with a medical professional.