Southern Mom Loves: A Lean Cuisine Stock-Up + Parmesan Feta Spinach Puffs Recipe

A Lean Cuisine Stock-Up + Parmesan Feta Spinach Puffs Recipe

Monday, January 16, 2017

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When I get super-busy and am slugging down coffee all day, it's hard to remember to stop for lunch sometimes. I have to admit that when I do remember and there's nothing to grab and go, I'll wait until dinner when I'll be cooking anyway. Not a great choice, I know. That's why I love to stock up on easy, better-for-you frozen meals (on sale!) that I can just pop into the microwave and healthier side recipes that I can make ahead and warm up for the perfect lunch pairing.


I paired the new LEAN CUISINE® Marketplace Spicy Penne Arrabiata with my Parmesan Feta Spinach Puffs recipe to get in some dark, leafy greens and it was a match made in heaven!


These spinach puffs are packed with fresh spinach, onions, garlic, feta cheese, and parmesan cheese to stuff in lots of flavor in a small bite.


They pair perfectly with just about any pasta.


This particular pasta is the new Spicy Penne Arrabiata from Lean Cuisine and it packs a flavor punch of its own. If you like it spicy, this is the dish for you.


Besides being delicious, Lean Cuisine meals are also non-GMO, gluten-free, high in protein, and with organic ingredient options, so they're a good option for easy-to-eat meals at work, or a better choice for quick, protein packed meals made at home for lunch.


You can feel good about grabbing a quick lunch whether you require extra protein in your diet, gluten-free options, or organic options. I need extra protein in my life and quicker is better, so they're perfect for my busy lifestyle.


Some of the other meals available include Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Sesame Chicken, Butternut Squash Ravioli, and Spinach Artichoke Ravioli. Find out about other delish flavors here. There are so many delicious-sounding meals that you'll have a hard time choosing. IF you had to choose.


They are available on sale for $1.99 (normally $3.00) at Target through the month of January (1/1/17 - 1/31/17), so you won't have to choose. You can grab all of the new meals at an awesome discount, hence my stock up. I'm not going to miss out on such a great sale!


And there will be no more excuses to miss lunch with fast, better-for-you food ready to heat up in the freezer.


So, fill your freezer and prepare a batch of these delicious spinach puffs to go with them. Just mix, roll, bake, and store for a flavorful side whenever you like.


Parmesan Feta Spinach Puffs

Makes: approximately 3 dozen puffs
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. bag of fresh spinach, chopped
  • 6 slices wheat bread, cubed
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1-4 oz. pkg. crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. Rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper


Check out this video for the recipe directions or follow the steps below!




Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.


3. Using your hands, mix until combined and spinach is bruised and sticky.



4. Squeeze and roll a heaping Tablespoon-sized portion into a 1-1/2" ball and place on the baking sheet.


5. Bake on middle rack for 20-25 minutes until browned on top.



spinach, balls, puffs, feta, cheese, parmesan,
Side Dishes, Appetizers,
American
Yield: 12
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Parmesan Feta Spinach Puffs

Parmesan Feta Spinach Puffs

These spinach puffs are packed with fresh spinach, onions, garlic, feta cheese, and parmesan cheese to stuff in lots of flavor in a small bite.

ingredients:

  • 16 oz. bag of fresh spinach, chopped
  • 6 slices wheat bread, cubed
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1-4 oz. pkg. crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. Rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

instructions:

How to cook Parmesan Feta Spinach Puffs

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Using your hands, mix until combined and spinach is bruised and sticky.
  4. Squeeze and roll a heaping Tablespoon-sized portion into a 1-1/2" ball and place on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake on middle rack for 20-25 minutes until browned on top.

NOTES:

You can eat these fresh out of the oven or let them cool completely before storing them in an air-tight container in the fridge, ready for your week's lunches.
Calories
131.01
Fat (grams)
7.51
Sat. Fat (grams)
2.46
Carbs (grams)
10.33
Fiber (grams)
1.57
Net carbs
8.76
Sugar (grams)
1.68
Protein (grams)
6.26
Sodium (milligrams)
340.40
Cholesterol (grams)
54.98
This nutritional info is automatically generated from a database and may not represent the actual nutritional information of the ingredients you use.
Created using The Recipes Generator


You can eat these fresh out of the oven or let them cool completely before storing them in an air-tight container in the fridge, ready for your week's lunches.


Just heat them for around 60 seconds in the microwave for a dose of delicious spinach with your meal.


These will pair perfectly with so many of the new Marketplace meals and are much more exciting than a salad.


I hope you enjoy this recipe and remember to stop by Target to stock up during the month of January!




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Are you a busy mom or dad? What is your usual lunch fare? Will you be stocking up too? I love to read your comments!

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