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Sauteed Spinach with Bacon & Balsamic Vinegar: A Wahls Diet Recipe

Updated on July 18, 2013

A Sauteed Spinach Recipe for the Wahls Diet

I came up with this sauteed spinach recipe this week when I needed a quick and easy dinner after a busy day of running errands. I used spinach, but the recipe would work with any green leafy vegetable, such as kale.

It starts with natural bacon without nitrates or additives. You may need to buy this from a local farmer or an organic market. I used organic onions, mushrooms and baby spinach. Feel free to substitute another green leafy vegetable. I also used an organic balsamic vinegar, and topped it off with nutritional yeast.

This sauteed spinach recipe is suitable for the Wahls Diet or anyone following a paleo diet. It is also gluten free and dairy free.

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Preparing the spinach to make the sauteed spinach recipe
Preparing the spinach to make the sauteed spinach recipe

All quantities are approximate. Feel free to increase or decrease amounts to suit your needs and tastes.

Start by cooking bacon in a stainless steel skillet over low to medium-low heat until just done. Set the bacon aside. Pour off the grease and save it in the refrigerator for other recipes.

My brain needs the fat in the bacon for making myelin that has been damaged by transverse myelitis, but if you do not have such a health condition you may wish to drain the bacon on paper towels.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sliced or chopped mushrooms
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 3 cups of spinach or other greens
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • sprinkle of freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 slices freshly cooked bacon

Instructions

  1. Sautee mushrooms and onions in small amount of bacon grease until just tender. Do not overcook.
  2. Add the spinach and sautee until just wilted. Do not overcook.
  3. Add balsamic vinegar and toss spinach to coat. Season with sea salt then remove to dinner plate.
  4. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and nutritional yeast. Garnish with sliced almonds and crumbled bacon.
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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Mmmm.. I lovet it.

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      russell-tuckerton 

      6 years ago

      love it. I've also tried a similar recipe with almonds sprinkled over top!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      haven't seen a salad lens for awhile, nice touch!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Not only that, but it sounds delicious to me. My mom and I used to have what I called April or Spring Salad every year, and I also put that on one of my lenses. Terrific recipe and I adore bacon! Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      I like spinach and also like bacon so this sounds pretty good to me!

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      DeclutterDiary 

      6 years ago

      Looks like an easy and healthy recipe - and I love spinach!!!

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