Raw greens are good for you! We all know that! I have a lot of clients and facebook followers who constantly ask me what to do with greens besides but them in a smoothie or eat them as a salad.
Let me tell you-- if that is all you have been doing with your greens (kale, turnip greens, radish greens, chard, bok-choy, lettuce, romaine, etc) you are missing out!! Like seriously! There is so much you can do with greens!
Greens can be added to many dishes and offer tons of great nutrients and tons of flavor you had no idea was there!
You can add them to your rice or quinoa.
To do this:
-Cook your rice or quinoa or other grain.
-Put some butter or coconut oil in a skillet and melt it.
-Add in some fresh cut onions and minced garlic
-Sautee a few minutes
-Add in a few handfuls of greens. (my favorite for this is kale, spinach, or turnip greens)
-The greens with make a snap, crackle, and pop sound. This is okay! They will cook down quickly as well.
-When you see they have cooked down, simply add your rice or quinoa to the skillet with the greens.
-Add some herbs & salt & pepper, and even a little extra garlic powder and it turns out amazing!
You can take bok-choy, romaine, red romaine, etc and cut it in half and grill it! It's amazing!
Here is what you do!
-Chop your greens in half.
-Pour a SMALL amount of oil over the middle
-Add your favorite herbs and spices
-Cook over an open flame on the grill until you start to notice the greens getting really green or some char on them
-Pull them off the grill
-Add some tomatoes or brushetta to it! Yum!
You can add spinach or other greens to your favorite dishes and you wouldn't even know it (besides seeing it!)
Make your favorite macaroni and cheese dish or casserole. Add in a few handfuls of fresh spinach and cook down and walla! Enjoy!
You can also add spinach to brownie badder or cake badder. Just add a few handfuls of spinach and cook the badder like normal.
Last but not least
Fry em up in some butter or coconut oil!
-Get some quality butter (grass fed) or coconut oil
-melt in pan
-add some onions, shallots, garlic, and/or spices
-sautee for a couple of minutes
-Add in a few handfuls of greens
-snap crackle pop
-sautee those babies down!
-Enjoy with some salt & pepper & even hot sauce
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Sometimes we just need to eat something that isn't good for us! Celebration time comes and we just have to enjoy ourselves! It is good to indulge once in a while!!
So tonight I made a blondie -- try this:
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup butter
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 tbsp vanilla extract
Mix the above ingredients well in a standing mixer.
Put them in a 8X8 pan. I lined mine with parchment paper so that I would be able to remove it easily.
Cook at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Test with a knife or tooth pick. Let cool for about 15 minutes
1/2 cup real maple syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1/4 cup butter
Put the syrup, vanilla, and butter in a pan and make sure the butter is melted.
Add in the brown sugar and dissolve well.
When all is done- cut careful sized Blondies. Ours made 6 blondies. Add a scoop of ice cream (we used bluebell ice cream - no funky ingredients we didn't know). Then pour a bit of the sauce over the top of the ice cream and enjoy!
This week from our CSA my husband and I got a lot of stuff!
Turnips with greens
Radishes with greens
Flat leaf kale
"Funky leaf kale" (as my husband calls it)
Red leaf romaine
Box of fresh eggs
Most people throw out the tops of their root vegetables and I can't believe it! They are the best part! They are so good for you and are so yummy!
What I do is chop off the tops & wash them. I then chop up the greens and put them in big bags in the refrigerator so that I can just grab a handful of them!
This was what I made! I call it:
Farmers rice & greens
1 cup of rice (cook it in the rice cooker with cumin seeds)
2-3 handfuls of greens (mine were kale & radish greens)
1 green onion sliced
2-3 cloves of garlic chopped
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp hot paprika (or cayenne pepper)
1/4 tsp ginger
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp coconut oil
Opt sweet potato (I had a bakes sweet potato in the frige)
I had 2 tbsp coconut oil with some green onions chopped and 2 cloves of garlic. Sautéed them for a few minutes.
Added in a baked sweet potato, sautéed for a few minutes.
Added 2-3 handfuls of mixed greens (kale, radish greens, and some random one lol) then sautéed for a minute.
Then added in cooked rice.
I added 1/2 tsp hot paprika, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar!
I are mine with hot sauce & sour cream!
Who am I?
My name is Jes! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about! I am the owner of an organic, chemical free skin care product line, called HBC Organics.