At Health 360 on Friday, April 12th, we learned two different ways to prepare collard greens. One recipe uses lightly steamed collard greens in a salad with a sweet homemade dressing of strawberries and fresh-squeezed orange juice. The other recipe calls for stewing the collard greens over a longer period of time with garlic, spices, and a beef bone to add extra calcium. Keep in mind that it’s best to limit the cooking time for collard greens, because you lose some of the nutrient value when you cook them for a very long time. Try these recipes along with the ones you cook at home! Thanks to Nathalie Basile, a certified holistic health volunteer, for developing both recipes and compiling the seasoning information!
Photo by Murray Cox, www.murraycox.com.
Steamed Collard Greens with Toasted Almonds
Slow Cooked Collard Greens
– Almonds have been shown to help to control and prevent type II diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol.
– Black pepper helps to treat high blood pressure, arthritis, heart disease, cancer, depression, and Alzheimer’s.
– Coriander helps to treat high cholesterol, type II diabetes, high blood pressure, and insomnia.
– Cumin is effective in treating and preventing osteoporosis, type II diabetes, cancer, and anxiety.
– Garlic prevents and treats type II diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, cancer, and blood clots.