It’s that time of year again. The leaves are turning, there is a chill in the air, and when you go outside you can smell the wood burning in your neighbors fire place. Ah, Fall. Until you remember…OMG Thanksgiving is coming! The relatives will soon be beating down your door… and then it dawns on you…these people expect to be fed! Well have no fear, My Clean Kitchen is here!!! (oh yeah I went there…don’t judge me too much, it was soo easy!).
All joking aside, Thanksgiving can be a stressful time in the kitchen under normal circumstances, let alone for someone who is trying to maintain a clean eating diet. Thanksgiving food is well…lets just say, not the cleanest food around. But, oh is it yummy. I would never tell you to give up your favorites…I certainly am not. But, in an attempt to try to eat clean on Thanksgiving I decided to clean up traditional creamed spinach. That’s right…a clean eating creamed spinach recipe! I know I know, I can hear you already “but Jessica how is this possible? A clean creamed spinach? What about the flour? THE FLOUR?!?!” Don’t worry everyone, it can be done! We can make creamed spinach without flour!
My cleaned up creamed spinach recipe uses cream cheese and cream to achieve that perfect creamy texture we all love. In addition, I threw in a little kale to give it a fun tasty (and nutritious, but don’t hold that against me) twist!. I have to tell you guys…this stuff is so good. Like unexpectedly good. I ate half the dish without even realizing. It is everything you want in a creamed spinach, without all the stuff you don’t. After you try this, I promise, you will never go back to the old version again!
Local Ingredient: Yellow Onion (Purchased from local farmers market)
Kitchen Gadget: We love these baking dishes. Great quality and pretty too. Le Creuset Stoneware 1-1/4-Quart Rectangular Baker with Bonus 16-Ounce Rectangular Baker, Cherry