Dairy-Free Creamed Spinach: Whole 30 Day 10

I’ve been astounded by the talents of people across the interwebs who have discovered healthy alternatives to their favorite foods and put them at my fingertips.  Take this dairy-free creamed spinach from Health Starts in the Kitchen.  James and I had my brother over for a big porterhouse steak and made baked potatoes and creamed spinach – I did not miss the heavy cream at all.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced finely
  • Fresh baby spinach (I used a whole box and it really cooks down, so don’t be shy)
  • Salt to taste
  • Crushed red pepper, light, if you want a little kick
  • 1/3 cup of coconut milk (full fat)


  • Soften onions and garlic by cooking for 2-3 minutes in your pan with olive oil, coconut oil or ghee (I used olive oil)
  • Add spinach and cover so it starts to cook down
  • Add seasonings as it cooks down, mixing the spinach around
  • Lower heat (medium to low) and add coconut milk; it should sit at least 1-2 minutes, but can simmer on low for longer if you’re waiting for other things to finish cooking and you want to keep it warm

This does not have a heavy coconut flavor – it tastes like it belongs next to a nice juicy steak.


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