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Greens are rich in magnesium and essential vitamins like vitamins K, A and C. Eaten several times a week or even daily will provide vitamins and minerals in a whole food form your body can easily assimilate. Greens can be spinach, collards, turnip greens, mustard greens or a mix of any of these. Greens are easy to cook and take minimal time and effort.
Here are 3 ways I enjoy greens in my diet. Enjoy these recipes!
Greens and Beans
Sautee greens and onions in butter or natural bacon grease until wilted and onions are translucent. Add 1 can of drained and rinsed black or pinto beans. Cover, and cook until greens are done, about 15-20 minutes.
Greens and Black-eyed Peas
Sautee greens and onions in butter or natural bacon grease until wilted. Add a can of drained and rinsed black-eyed peas. Cook, covered for 15-20 minutes. Serve on a bed of brown rice or quinoa.
A Crustless Quiche
Sautee the greens, cook any meat you want in the quiche, like sausage or bacon. Spread the meat and greens in the bottom of a greased 9” pan. Spread some shredded cheddar cheese on top of the meat and greens mixture.
In another bowl, mix 4 eggs with 1 ½ cups of cream or raw milk. Add salt and pepper and pour over the meat mixture. Bake at 375° for 30-45 minutes.
Check by inserting a knife in the middle of the quiche and if it comes out clean, like a pie, then it is ready to eat. Enjoy your quiche warm or cold!
Greens are versatile and easy to cook with. They are nutrient-dense, so it is easy to get many of your vitamins and minerals in each day with greens.