Tender Spring Greens

 Regardless of your eating plan, there’s always a place for ample servings of dark, leafy greens. This nutritious dish is filled with fiber, folate, carotenoids, iron, calcium, and vitamins K and C. While most collard greens recipes involve bacon and lots of fat, this recipe is lightened up with a couple of slices of ham and just a touch of olive oil. 

Servings: 4 

Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com 

Here’s what you need…

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 2 slices ham, diced

  • 8 cups chopped, destemmed collards

  • 1 cup broth

 

Instructions:

  1. Place a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the olive oil and the garlic. Sauté until the garlic is golden. Add the ham and cook for 2 minute, stirring often.

  2. Add the collards and broth and cover with a lid for 4 minutes, until wilted. Remove the lid and stir. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until very tender. Enjoy!

 

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 85 calories, 5g fat, 5g carbohydrate, 388mg sodium, 0g sugar, 3g fiber, and 6g protein. 

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