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
bunches fresh greens (collard, kale, mustard), stems removed and coarsely chopped
Spicy Kale & Pinto Bean Soup
whole cloves garlic, peeled
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.
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
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
Protein & Greens
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