by Melanie Albert, Nutrition and Wellness Expert, Author and Speaker, Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition
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If you only know collard greens cooked in lots of pork all day, this is a new way of cooking delicious collards in a few minutes. Learn how to cook stir-fry collards and you can cook any type of greens.
Greens are missing from the SAD. Greens are one of the most absent foods from the Standard American Diet (SAD). We typically eat plain iceberg lettuce which has no nutritional value. Many people only know greens as the décor around a salad bar. I started eating greens 6 years ago while a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Little did I know that the green stuff I remember seeing around salad bars would become one of my favorite foods. Or, that I’d be eating weeds (dandelion greens).
Greens are important to add to your diet as they are mineral-rich with calcium, iron, vitamin-rich with A, C, and K, and have a lot of fiber.
Other Reasons Why You Should Eat Greens:
- Cleanse and detoxify
- Strengthen bones
- Boost immune system
- Energetically uplifting, since they grow upward
- Easy to cook
- Taste great
Organic Collard Stir-Fry with Hemp Seeds Recipe
- Chop about 5-6 large collard greens or kale and mince a few fresh garlic cloves and green onions
- Pre-heat saute pan on low or wok on medium-high. Thanks to Chantal Cookware for the beautiful Copper Fusion Saute Pan; The veggies cook perfectly, with bright vibrancy
- Turn saute pan heat to medium-high
- Add organic extra virgin olive oil and then garlic and onions, and stir-fry a little
- Add collards and about ¼ cup water
- Stir and steam
- Enjoy with pizza, wild Alaskan salmon, goat cheese or nuts and seeds, like hemp seeds
Action. Make your simple, quick stir-fry with collard greens, garlic and onions. Take note of all the wonderful flavors and post your photos on our Facebook page.