Are you a fan of healthy spinach veggies?
Ever tried making spinach cake with cheese?
It is easy to make, has a tasty flavor, and is healthy of course. These small cakes are going to let your kids forget they are eating vegetables.
Let’s go ahead and find out how to make spinach cake with Cottage cheese. This recipe serves about 8 cupcakes.
What Are The Ingredients?
Basically, these are all you’ll need,
* Two large eggs, beaten well.
* One glove of minced garlic.
* A quarter of ground pepper.
* 12 oz of fresh baby spinach (I like the baby spinach as the stem are still tender compared to mature spinach).
* Half cup of low-fat Cottage cheese (You can also use ricotta cheese if you like).
* Half cup of shredded Parmesan cheese.
* A quarter teaspoon of Kosher salt.
How To Make It?
1. Go ahead and preheat the oven to 380 – 400’F.
2. In a food processor, grind the spinach until finely chopped.
3. With the Cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, ground pepper, eggs, and minced garlic in a bowl, put the chopped spinach into it and mix them well together using a spatula.
4. Get ready for the 12-cup non-stick cupcake pan coated with vegetable oil. (You can also use a muffin pan for baking)
5. Then, divide equally from the spinach mixture of about 8 cups.
6. Bake the spinach cakes for about 20 minutes and once it’s done, leave them aside to cool down.
7. Finally, put the cakes onto a plate and serve while it is still warm.
You can sprinkle some more Parmesan cheese on top if you like.
My Quick Nutrition Health Facts For This Recipe
Let’s quickly dive into the nutrition facts of this Parmesan spinach cake with Cottage cheese.
These green plants are loaded with antioxidants and tons of nutrients. That’s why Popeye loves it!
Putting spinach in your regular diet may help to improve eyes sight, prevent potential cancer, reduce your stress, improve digestion, prevent constipation, and control blood pressures level.
Over 90% of raw spinach contents are Water, Calories 23, Proteins 3g, Carbs 3.6g, Fiber 2.2g, Fat 0.4 g and, mostly fructose and glucose types of sugar (0.4g).
Great source of vitamins and minerals such as:
Vitamin A protects eyes and vision, lowers the risk of cancers, supports a healthy immune system, prevents acne, and strengthens bones.
Vitamin C is an excellent antioxidant for healthier skin and boosting the immune system.
Vitamin K1 is very essential to prevent blood clotting.
Folic acid (Vitamin K9) supports cellular function and tissue growth.
Iron builds hemoglobin which is essential for bringing oxygen to the body’s tissues.
Calcium is great for healthy bone, signaling molecules to the heart, muscles, and nervous system.
More of the nutrients data from the USDA Food Data Central.
2. Low Fat Cottage Cheese
It is an excellent source of protein, calcium, and vitamin B12. Although it does have Calories (84) for every 100 grams (or 3.5 ounces in a single serving) of low-fat cottage cheese, as per USDA, this is a relatively low-calorie count.
Fats in this low-fat dairy product are just under 3 grams, breaking into about a gram of saturated fat, the rest are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat.
Quick and convenient for restocking protein after a workout. Typically, a single serving will contribute about 11 grams of protein nutrients.
Research studies published by the US Food and Nutrition Research with scientific reviews have concluded that consumption of milk and dairy products regularly will meet nutritional needs and positive impact on bones and cardiovascular health.
This is far better compared to an individual who does not take any dairy products at all. If you have doubts or are concerned about milk or dairy products in your diet plans, do consult with your healthcare doctors or nutritionists.
Find out more about the nutrients (Source: the USDA) from 1 cup (220g) of serving.
3. Kosher Salt
This salt is very low in cholesterol and saturated fats. Mainly consist of sodium chloride. Some potential health benefits are promoting healthy digestion, oral health, and reducing high blood pressure.
One teaspoon of kosher salt contains about 1,120 mg of Sodium.
A 1.5g of kosher salt contains zero Fats and Calories, Cholesterol, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Vitamin D, and minerals (such as Potassium, Calcium, and Iron).
There you go, folks!
I hope that you have learned something today, besides having this easy-to-make recipe.
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