Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Get your Greens Here!

Collard Green Chips

1 Bunch Collard Greens, stems removed, sliced/torn into 2-3 inch pieces
Cooking Spray
Kosher Salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly spray a cooking sheet with cooking spray. Lay greens pieces in a single layer. Spray greens with spray, sprinkle with salt. Bake for 30 minutes until sides just begin to crisp.

Variations: Kale and spice it up with crushed red peppers or Sriracha hot sauce.

See what to do with those greens stems next…

Light Super Greens Juice #1

½ cucumber
1 lime, peel and pith removed
6-8 collard greens stems
1 inch peeled fresh ginger
3 sticks of mint leaves
1 pear, sliced

Directions: Juice together in a juicer, pour over ice and drink immediately.


Lime: weight loss and digestive aid
Cucumber: Diuretic, and all sorts of healthy minerals, such as potassium
Collard Greens: Calcium that’s absorbed by the body almost as well as by dairy products, and antioxidant
Ginger: alleviates gastrointestinal distress, holds anti-inflammatory properties
Mint: rich in vitamins A and C
Pears: high in the antioxidants vitamin C and copper

This juice is light and refreshing. Perfect for summer. You can even make a spritzer, by adding club soda. I’ve turned to adding club soda to my water to help in curbing my craving for soda!


  1. You tried the chips? Really? Of course with the word 'chips' in the name it's tempting!

  2. Yep! The chips are good as long as you cook them long enough to get crispy! You can eat the whole batch and not feel guilty!