Collard Greens: Benefits and Vegan Recipe

I'm just a girl raised in the South and I love my collard greens!
Collard Facts: 

1/2 cup cooked collards =
  • as much fiber as 1 cup of brown rice
  • about at much calcium as 4oz Greek yogurt
  • high in vitamin a, c, k and folate (good for pregnant women)
  • low in calories, fat, sugars and sodium
Maybe you've always found cooking collards intimidating, well, I thought I'd provide you with a really simple recipe.

Here's what you'll need:
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped 
  • 1 pound collards, chopped
  • 3 cups veggie stock
  • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped 
  • Himalayan pink salt and pepper (to season)
Directions:
In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil. Saute onions until soft, add red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and garlic. Gently stir in collards for 1 minute. Add veggie stock, cover and bring to a simmer. Cook until greens are tender, which can be about 40-45 minutes. Once cooked, add fresh tomatoes to garnish.

Enjoy!

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