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Free Healthy Recipe - Fried Okra and Spinach

Dairy free, Low carbohydrate, Low fat, Low GI, Wheat Free

It's unlikely you'll find spinach in Creole cooking but I think you'll find the combination of fried okra with steamed spinach works well and of course, boostsyour veggie intake for the day. Try not to use too much oil when frying the okra, and always blot with absorbent paper after.

350 grams okra pods, fresh
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
¼ cup fine polenta

Wash okra; cut off tips and stem ends and cut them in half lengthways. Sprinkle sliced okra with salt and pepper.

Combine the polenta with the paprika and flour in a shallow bowl. Roll the okra in the mixture. Heat the grape seed oil in a pan and fry the okra in batches. Set aside on absorbent paper. Steam the English spinach. Drain and arrange the leaves on a platter.
Lay the okra on top of the spinach and serve.

Note: Okra are small ridged seed pods that offer a good source of dietary fibre. Their mucilaginous nature are said to help aid digestion.

Makes 6 servings

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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Ready in: 15 mins

Suitable for:
Dinner, Entree, Lunch, Side Dish
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 435 kj
Calories 104 kcal
Fat 5.1 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Total Carbohydrate 8.4 g
Total Protein 4.4 g
Fibre 4.5 g