I love the health benefits of all bitter greens, but I rarely have time to slow-braise them to bring out the sweetness. But, I found the perfect solution: a quick sauté with Bell Pepper Jam makes these greens flavorful, sweet, and full of nutrients. And ready to eat in 10 minutes!
Read on to learn how you can reap the benefits of delicious bitter greens – and my tried-and-true family-approved recipe for delicious, quick, and easy collard greens!
Green vegetables are the notorious foes of all picky eaters out there. I get it! They can be bitter and a lot less appealing than more decadent sides like mashed potatoes. But with the right preparation, you’ll learn to love your greens.
And why should you love your greens? Because they are so good for you that it would be a shame to miss out! They are essential to a healthy diet, offering tons of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other health benefits.
While a big plate of kale salad or collard green stew is a great way to get your greens, there are so many other ways to make greens part of your daily diet.
Here are some sneaky ways to get more greens:
While it’s ever so easy to slip in a few secret greens to your meals, that doesn’t mean you can’t just eat them plain and simple. If you’re a greens lover like me, sautéed collard greens are the perfect weeknight side to nearly any dish. They cook up in a flash and you can flavor them however you like!
For example, I cooked up some collard greens and frisee lettuce from this weekend’s farmer’s market, and the results were yummy as usual! The whole family loved them (even the kids).
Here’s how to make your own!