Food: Dinner Tonight – Spinach and Artichoke Melt – Two Ways

Sorry to keep opening most of my food posts with this – but in my household there is me following Keto, and others who don’t really want to (yet), so I have to be mindful when announcing our dinner menu. Although really, I seldom announce it, I just make it – one meal, two ways so no one feels left out. This morning I searched for a cheesy, gooey recipe since the crazy cold weather in San Francisco is making me crave comfort foods – and this is what I came across to tweak a portion for my dietary needs:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic minced or grated
  • 1 tablespoon flour  * I usually omit the flour – no need for it really, the cheese is enough thickening ingredient. 
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used 2% but whatever you have will be fine)   * I replaced with almond milk or coconut milk for entire meal
  • 1 ounce cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt I used 0%
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach thawed, about 5 ounces
  • 1 (8 ounce) jar grilled artichoke hearts or you can sub marinated artichokes chopped
  • 1 chicken breast grilled and sliced thin (optional)
  • 8 slices thick sourdough or tuscan bread   *For Keto I am considering omitting the bread altogether, or making a quiche out of the entire meal. 
  • butter for spreading {more}

**for those of you on a strict calorie counting Keto, omit ingredients according to your personalized plan.

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