5 Ways to Eat More Greens

We've served up five unique ways to enjoy ultra-nutritious greens like kale, collards, and spinach.

  • Ham, Collard Greens, and Egg Noodle Bowl
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    5 to Try: Get Your Greens On

    The recipe for Ham, Collard Greens, and Egg Noodle Bowl combines diced smoked ham, chicken broth, carrots, celery, and wide egg noodles. Collard greens add a little soul to this satisfying dish. Serve with cornbread and a few splashes of your favorite hot sauce.
  • Warm Turnip Green Dip
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Melanie Clarke

    Warm Turnip Green Dip

    Tired of the same old spinach-and-artichoke combo? Swap turnip greens for spinach and combine with sautéed onion, garlic, white wine, cream cheese, sour cream, and spices. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and crumbled bacon for a creamy, savory dip that's sure to be the hit of the party.
  • Braised Kale with Bacon and Cider
    Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Braised Kale with Bacon and Cider

    Apple cider, apple cider vinegar, and chopped Granny Smith apples lend comforting fall flavor to this low-calorie side dish. Salty crumbled bacon perfectly complements the apples' sweetness.
  • Swiss Chard with Chickpeas and Couscous
    Photo: John Kernick

    Swiss Chard with Chickpeas and Couscous

    Swiss chard, a member of the beet family, has beautifully colored stalks and bolder flavor than other greens. For this easy weeknight meal, prepare the couscous, then top with sautéed chard, raisins, and chickpeas. Sprinkle the dish with toasted pine nuts for fragrant, nutty flavor.
  • Greens-and-Cheese Pie (Hortopita)
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Greens-and-Cheese Pie (Hortopita)

    Otherwise known as hortopita, this mixed greens-and-cheese pie is both filling and delicious. Minced fennel, fresh spinach, and mustard greens pack a nutritional punch that's flavored with savory feta cheese and traditional Greek spices.
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