Sauteed spinach and zucchini is a classic French dish that is not commonly servered in the USA and it's flavor is distinctive. I've taken the classic recipe (which includes lots of butter) and adapted it for dieters on the Medifast program:
- 1 lb zucchini. small ones are the best
- 1/2 lb baby spinach leaves
- PInch of Mrs Dash
Blanch the spinach for about a minute. Let it drain and cool. Using your hands, attempt to squeeze as muchwater out as you can. Trim the ends off the zucchinis and peal them. Grate then in the food procesor. Let them drain and use your hands to attempt to squeeze as much liquid out as you can.
Put the zucchini in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Toss frequently. Cook until the zucchini begins to get tender. Add the spinach. Stir and toss. stir and toss.
Just before removing from the stove, add a 1/2 tespoon Mrs Dash.
Variation: If your 'Lean' portion allows a healthy fat serving then in place of the Mrs Dash try adding two tespoons of 'I Can't Beilieve It's Not Butter' margerine.
This should yield enough for two 'Madifasters'.
Serve each person 1 cup. This counts as two of your three 'Green' serviings.