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3 Fun Healthy Diet Recipes Using Dark Leafy Greens

Are you looking for healthy diet recipes to help you feel and look better? The following healthy diet recipes use veggies from the “cruciferous” vegetable family. These veggies are low in calorie, high in flavor, and full of the fiber and nutrients your body craves.

Ethiopian Collard Greens—–

This healthy diet recipe is adapted from the traditional Ethiopian dish gomen wat.

1 lb. collard greens, rinsed, trimmed and chopped

2 cups water

One to two chopped onions

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

A pinch of salt

1/4 cup fresh chopped garlic

1/4 cup fresh chopped ginger

1 teaspoon tumeric

1 teaspoon paprika

Add the greens and water to a pot and bring it to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, when the greens have simmered for 10 minutes, heat the olive oil over medium heat in a second large pan or pot, add the onions, and cook them for about 10 minutes or until onions are slightly brown. Stir in the garlic and cook 1 more minute. Then, add the greens and cooking water to the onions and garlic and let them simmer until the water is nearly evaporated. Add the remaining spices and cook for another 5 minutes.