recipe Winter Vegetables Baked in Cream

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					                                                    Chapter 14: Side Dishes       513

1. Combine potatoes and ham in slow cooker; mix in combined remaining
ingredients. Cover and cook on high 3 to 4 hours.

Winter Vegetables Baked in Cream
Winter’s root vegetables, slow cooked in half-and-half, are a delicious treat.

6 servings                                                 Per Serving:
                                                           Calories: 214
                                                           % of calories from fat: 34
4 small red potatoes, sliced                               Protein (gm): 5.2
2 medium parsnips, sliced                                  Carbohydrate (gm): 31.1
2–3 small leeks (white parts only), sliced                 Fat (gm): 8.4
                                                           Saturated fat (gm): 5.0
1 medium fennel bulb, sliced                               Cholesterol (mg): 26.4
2 cloves garlic, minced                                    Sodium (mg): 233
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves                            Exchanges:
                                                           Milk: 0.0
1 cup each: chicken broth, half-and-half or                Vegetable: 0.0
   light cream                                             Fruit: 0.0
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream                               Bread: 2.0
                                                           Meat: 0.0
2 tablespoons cornstarch                                   Fat: 1.5
Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Combine all ingredients, except sour cream, cornstarch, salt, and pep-
per, in slow cooker; cover and cook on high until vegetables are tender,
about 5 hours. Stir in combined sour cream and cornstarch, stirring 2 to 3
minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Spinach Bake
Slow cooked and delicious, this humble spinach recipe makes a great side
4–6 servings                                               Per Serving:
                                                           Calories: 174
                                                           % calories from fat: 60
1 package (10 ounces) frozen spinach, thawed,              Protein (g): 11.3
   undrained                                               Carbohydrate (g): 6
1 small onion, coarsely chopped                            Fat (g): 11.4
                                                           Saturated fat (g): 3.1
1 rib celery, thickly sliced                               Cholesterol (mg): 115.1
1 clove garlic                                             Sodium (mg): 256
2 tablespoons olive oil                                    Exchanges:
                                                           Milk: 0.0
1/2 teaspoon each: dried basil and thyme leaves            Vegetable: 1.0
1⁄8 teaspoon ground nutmeg                                 Fruit: 0.0
Salt and pepper, to taste                                  Bread: 1.5
                                                           Meat: 1.0
2 eggs                                                     Fat: 2.0
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Parmesan cheese

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