Tag Archive for: Cruciferous

Sauteed Collard Greens

Sauteed Collard Greens PinSauteed Collard Greens are a new addition to our rotation. In fact, we just ate them for the first time a few weeks ago and fell in love with them! They’re hearty, delicious and extremely nutritious!

Collard greens are another cruciferous vegetable like cabbage, beet greens, broccoli, cauliflower, kale and others. They have numerous health benefits and you should be eating some everyday to for your intestinal tract and overall well-being.

This recipe has a little kick thanks to the red pepper flakes. They’re so flavorful you won’t be able to get enough of them, especially since they cook down. Similar to Beet Greens, they’re a little too bitter to eat without cooking unless you have a super-duper, eat anything green, vegan palette.

If you like this recipe, you might also like our Sauteed Kale, Beet Greens or Boiled Cabbage.

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant based eating.

Boiled Cabbage

Boiled Cabbage PinThis Boiled Cabbage recipe is super simple and highly nutritious. Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable in the same family as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, collard greens, Swiss chard and others.

Numerous studies have shown how important these types of cruciferous vegetables are to our intestinal tract and overall health. They’re so good for us, we should be eating them everyday and this easy recipe will help you do that.

Dr. Michael Greger’s book, “How Not To Die,” goes into great detail about the value of cruciferous vegetables, as well as the benefits of eating a whole-food plant-based diet.

We prefer to eat our Boiled Cabbage with a little red wine vinegar and pepper, but you can top it with salsa, Grandpa’s Dipping Hot Sauce, lemon juice, turmeric, cayenne pepper or your other favorite toppings.

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant based eating.

Beet Greens

Beet GreensWe threw out our beet greens for years until one day, I asked Amelia if we could eat them. That led to an online search and this delicious recipe.

Beet greens are packed full of nutrients so throwing them out is just a waste of amazing food. According to researchers at William Patterson University, they pack more nutrients than kale and even spinach!

These researchers analyzed 47 types of produce for 17 vital nutrients—potassium, fiber, protein, calcium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, zinc, and vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and K—then ranked them based on their “Nutrition Density Scores.” Beet greens came in at number four, following watercress, Chinese cabbage and chard. Spinach rounded out the top five.

Beet greens are a little too bitter to throw into a salad without some preparation unless you have a non-sensitive palette. But steamed and sautéd, they make a perfect base for your beet salad or a delicious stand alone side dish.

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant based eating.