Creamed Spinach

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Everybody loves spinach

Spinach is one of the hero veggies in the keto diet. It’s got zero carbs raw and only 3.9g net carbs per 100g cooked, and it packs a punch in Vitamins, A, C, K, E, B2, B6, folate, calcium, iron, manganese, potassium. If that didn’t make you out of breath, continue the list to fiber, phosphorous, zinc, choline, and protein and vitamin B1. Expecting and breastfeeding moms are always told to eat spinach. Bodybuilders do a Popeye and eat spinach.

Intermittent fasting veterans (and beginners) who do the famed cream cheese fast now and then (to either jumpstart their ketosis or get back into it) add spinach and celery to their cheese for texture and flavor it with spices. Yum.

Happy gut, healthy body

Dairy has a lot of nutrients, although yes, it can be tough for some people’s stomachs. We recommend you record your reactions to dairy in a food journal so you can keep track of exactly which kind triggers what sort of upset. If it’s only gas and you’re staying at home anyway, you’re golden, right? Unless the smell is so horrific it could be grounds for divorce…

For this recipe, you can use cultured cream cheese for a lactose-intolerant tummy– yours or someone else’s. The ghee, also tummy-friendly, would add another dimension of flavor. But you can use either butter or ghee!

Creamed Spinach

Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Serves 4     adjust servings



  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 pound raw baby spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine Himalayan salt
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces lactose free cream cheese


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add in the ghee and the garlic.
  • Put in the spinach and cover with a lid for 2-3 minutes to wilt the spinach quickly.
  • Open the lid and stir well. Add in the salt, nutmeg and black pepper.
  • Once all of the spinach is wilted, keep stirring until the spinach are dark green and releasing liquid.
  • Stir until the liquid evaporates and then mix in the cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve right away!


Recipe Notes


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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 162 Calories from fat
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15g 23%
Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
Cristina Curp is the creative mind behind The Castaway Kitchen, a blog dedicated to delicious foods and healing diets. Food is thy medicine and it should taste damn good.

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Responses (1)

  1. I made this tonight and it was amazing! I didn’t have nutmeg so I substituted mace and loved it 🙂

    Super easy and delish! Thanks for the great recipe!!

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