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By Neil Zevnik

Let the leaves sit a few minutes after you chop them; this helps release beneficial compounds and amplifies the greens' nutritional value. Cooking accomplishes the same thing—cooked greens have a far denser nutritional profile than raw ones. Store greens in a resealable plastic bag with most of the air squeezed out. Keep them in the coldest part of the fridge for no more than a few days.

Mess o’ Slow-Cooked Greens SERVES 4

This traditional Southern dish is perfect with a roast chicken and mashed potatoes. 2

cups organic low-sodium chicken broth

4

bunches fresh greens (collard, kale, mustard), stems removed and coarsely chopped

Spicy Kale & Pinto Bean Soup

6

whole cloves garlic, peeled

4

spring onions, cut into one-inch pieces

A tasty treat that makes a perfect light supper paired with a crunchy green salad and a whole wheat baguette.

1

smoked ham hock, or 1 smoked turkey drumstick

½ tsp. coarsely ground black pepper 1. Bring broth to a boil in large, heavy pot. Add remaining ingredients, and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and barely simmer, stirring occasionally, about 1 ½ hours. 2. Remove ham hock, and shred meat, discarding skin, fat, and bones. Return meat to pot. Crush garlic with fork, and stir pot thoroughly. Serve hot. per 1 tbs serving: 160 cal; 13g prot; 5g total fat (2g sat fat); 19g carb; 19mg chol; 138mg sod; 11g fiber; 2g sugars

SERVES 4

2 Tbs. canola oil

6 cups organic vegetarian broth

1 small brown onion, chopped

2 bunches kale, stemmed and chopped

½ tsp. ancho chili powder

2 15-oz. cans organic pinto beans, drained and rinsed

3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 tsp. chopped red jalapeño

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1. Heat oil in large heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and chile powder, and cook until onions are barely translucent, stirring often, about 5 minutes. 2. Add garlic and jalapeño, and cook 1 minute more. Add broth, and bring to a boil. Add kale and pinto beans, and return to a boil. Reduce heat, and keep at a high simmer until kale is wilted and cooked through, 8–10 minutes. 3. Remove from heat, stir in cilantro, and serve immediately. per serving: 344 cal; 16g prot; 8g total fat (1g sat fat); 55g carb; 0mg chol; 428mg sod; 17g fiber; 7g sugars

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