Home Care Assistance Recipe

Crustless Spinach Pie

It’s a brand new year and you, like everyone else, you make resolutions to be healthy. If you’re short on ideas that are good for you and taste good, we’re sharing an easy take on a crowd favorite – pie!

But instead of fruit fillings, sugar or crust, we’re using Popeye’s go to ingredient – spinach. Plus omitting the heavy crust.

And this recipe is not just tasty and easy for you to make. It’s got health benefits galore. In a recent study on the relationship between risk of prostate cancer and vegetable intake — including the vegetables: spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, turnip greens, collards, and kale — only spinach showed evidence of significant protection against the occurrence of aggressive prostate cancer. Among the world’s healthiest vegetables, spinach comes out at the top of a ranking list for nutrient richness. It’s rich in vitamins and minerals and concentrated in health-promoting phytonutrients such as carotenoids (beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin) and flavonoids, giving you powerful antioxidant protection.*.

Crustless Spinach Pie

Yield: 2 servings

2 tablespoons butter
2 eggs (large)
1⁄2 cup flour
1⁄2 cup milk (1%)
2 garlic cloves (minced, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
4 ounces mozzarella
2 cups spinach (chopped, fresh)
Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt butter or margarine in an 8 inch baking pan.
Beat eggs well. Add flour, milk, garlic and baking powder. Pour into baking pan. Stir in cheese and spinach.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until firm and the cheese is slightly golden brown.

 

*Source: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=43