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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spinach Bites

Upscale Spinach
Spinach Bites are a fun new way to utilize frozen spinach. I used a variation of a Hungry Girl recipe to create this amazing appetizer. The cheesy, gooey bites are perfect for entertaining and serving as hors d'oeuvres.

Spinach Bites
Gluten Free
Serves 2

5 oz. frozen chopped spinach (about 1/3 of a cup), thawed and thoroughly patted dry
2 tbsp. Parmesan, finely grated
3 tbsp. liquid egg substitute
2 wedges Laughing Cow Light Mozzarella cheese
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/8 tsp. salt
dash of black pepper
1/4 cup Corn Chex

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray.

2. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except the Corn Chex, and stir until completely mixed. Set aside.

3. Place Chex in a Ziploc bag and seal tightly. Place another Ziploc bag around the outside. Use your hands to crush the Chex to a breadcrumb-like consistency.

4. Add Chex to medium bowl and mix until integrated.

5. Scoop out about 1 tbsp. of spinach mixture, form into a small bowl, and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining mixture, for a total of about 12 spinach bites.

6. Bake in the oven for 16-18 minutes, or until slightly firm to the touch. Allow to cool slightly, then enjoy.

Nutrition Information--approximately 155 calories per serving (about 6 bites, or half of the recipe)

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