Sautéed greens never made an appearance on my dinner table until a few years of nutrition education changed my mind. That’s when I realized my family was missing out on a very healthy side dish.
My kids are grown and gone now, so there was no need to try and convince them to give this new adventure in eating a shot, but I still had Mike to contend with. I knew that kale, beet and collard greens could be tasty, but getting him to put a pile of them on his fork was challenging.
I admit that Mike would be right if I’d served him nothing but a bowl of collard greens, but when I added slices of grilled beef and roasted potatoes, I was amazed at how quickly those greens disappeared!
Healthy cooking tip . . .
According to Worlds Healthiest Foods “The cholesterol-lowering ability of collard greens may be the greatest of all commonly eaten cruciferous vegetables.”
That sounds like a good reason to get collard greens onto my dinner menu. Adding flavor packed herbs and spices can turn a simple green into something delectable. My favorite additions are garlic, thyme, and rosemary – or ginger, garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil can be the makings for a terrific Asian inspired side dish.
Garlicky Collard Greens
Serves 2 large servings
1 pound collard greens, chopped into 2″ pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup onions, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 large bay leaf
1 cup vegetable broth
2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
1. Heat a large pan over medium heat and add oil.
2. Add onions and garlic and cook 3 – 4 minutes to soften. Add vegetable broth, greens, bay leaf and mustard. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes covered.
3. Salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 144, Weight Watchers PointPlus
Total Fat: 7.29g
Total Carbs: 17.07g
Dietary Fiber: 8.53g
The statements made here are strictly my opinion and are not meant to replace medical advice from your physician. Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to me that I provide you with accurate information.
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