Wouldn’t it be nice to lose weight fast, and effortlessly, while enjoying eating the foods you like? Try delicious collard greens and you will love watching your extra weight come off! Collard greens are an excellent choice for a tasty low calorie power food meal! This incredible vegetable is only 49 calories for an entire cup! And very low in saturated fat and cholesterol!
Collard greens add decoration to your plate with their beautiful deep green color and smooth leafy texture. Their tender mild flavor adds variety to your healthy diet foods.
Although you can eat collard greens raw, they are more nutritional when eaten cooked. As your collard greens cook, their cell walls break down and release higher levels of their vitamins and minerals. Collard greens are exploding with many nutritional benefits. Vitamin A, C, B2, B6, E, manganese, folate, fiber, calcium, potassium, magnesium, protein, omega 3, iron, and yes, there is even more!
You can pick up your collard greens year round in your grocery store. Look for smaller, firm leaves that are deep green in color. Be sure to rinse your greens off under cold running water before cooking.
There are many ways to enjoy your collard greens. Steaming them provides the maximum nutritional benefits and flavor. Just steam for about 5 minutes and serve as a side dish to one of your other favorite power foods.
Try starting your day with steamed collard greens as a side dish to your eggs and low fat yogurt. Talk about a healthy breakfast with a boost of protein and fiber! An egg omelet with collard greens, onions, and tomato will add variety and plenty of great flavor.
Add some collard greens to your low calorie vegetable stir fry for added nutrition and color. Try adding a small amount of low fat cottage cheese with your greens. Collard greens taste wonderful with some added spices for some kick!
Collard greens are an excellent side dish for any type of seafood or lean meat. Sauteed greens are easy and fun. Just add some onions and garlic with a very small amount of olive oil. The variety of flavors will have your taste buds jumping for joy!
Have fun and try various ways to enjoy your collard greens! Be ready for your clothes to feel looser right away!
The Power Blast!
Calories: one cup, boiled 49 calories
Protein: 4 g
Fiber: 5 g
Sugars: 1 g
Vitamin C: 34.6 mg
Calcium: 266 mg
Potassium: 220 mg
Sodium: 30 mg
Saturated Fat: 0