Getting lots of antioxidants in your diet is so much easier than you think: you can steam those deep, leafy greens, enjoy them in Eggs Florentine, or add them to your smoothies. With this recipe, you have protein packed squares for a snack or make them into lunch by adding a side salad or steamed veggies.
I modified the original recipe to make it gluten-free and lower in fat.
Here’s the recipe:
Cheesy Spinach Squares
2 large eggs
6 Tbsp oat flour
1 pkg. (10 ozs.) frozen chopped spinach, defrosted, liquid squeezed out (save for Veggie Broth)
2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese, extra sharp is best
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
3 Tbsp oat bran
In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the flour until the mixture is smooth.
Add spinach, cottage cheese, Cheddar, and seasonings and mix well.
Pour the mixture into a well-greased 13″ X 9″ baking pan and smooth out top with spatula.
Sprinkle the top with oat bran.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes, until set and lightly browned.
Let the mixture stand for about 10 minutes, then cut into 1 1/2 inch squares.
Adapted from JANE BRODY’S GOOD FOOD BOOK
Go munch and make Popeye jealous: if only he had these instead of that canned, green goo he sucked down!