Apple Collard Salad
Serves: 6 | Serving Size: 1 cup
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 small onion, peeled and thinly sliced
2 apples, cored and sliced
1/4 cup walnut pieces
1 12 ounce bag of frozen chopped collard greens
Black pepper to taste
Juice of 1 lemon
Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion, apples, and walnuts until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes.
Add the collard greens and cover. Cook until heated through, about 8 minutes.
Stir well and season with lemon and black pepper. Serve hot.
Serves 6. Each 1 cup serving: 102 calories, 5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 29 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 7 g sugars, 3 g protein.
Collard Green Facts
Collard greens are members of the cabbage family.
Collard greens are an excellent source of vitamins A and K. They’re also a good source of vitamin C.
Studies indicate that collard greens are better at lowering cholesterol than some of their other vegetable cousins. Collards outshone mustard greens, broccoli, and kale in terms of bile acid binding, which leads to cholesterol removal.
Overcooked collard greens smell like sulfur, so be sure to watch them carefully. Only cook them as much as you absolutely need to.
The polyphenols found in apples may help prevent blood sugar spikes.
Apples are part of the Rose family, just like almonds, apricots, raspberries, and cherries. What a varied family!
Eating apples regularly may help reduce your LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol levels. Maybe they really do keep the doctor away!
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