Leafy greens! When you hear that term, what goes through your mind? You think loads of essential nutrients such as Vitamins B and C are necessary for your immune system and tissue health, and minerals such as calcium are essential to help maintain good bone health. Additionally, leafy greens are low in calories and high in fiber which fills you up. Therefore, they are healthy for you! However, it is a chore to eat them.
That is why when you think of eating spinach, collards, kale, bok choy. Swiss or rainbow chard, and more, you say it is something you “have” to do because you know it is good for you. When you say that, you don’t state it with enthusiasm. However, the good news is that you can change that. That is because of some easy, quick, and delicious leafy green recipes you will want to try! Let’s go over three of them right now.
Pork And Bok Choy
If you are in the mood for an Asian dish involving bok choy and pork, there is an easy and delicious recipe to try. You will want to head to the supermarket so you can grab the following ingredients:
Four stalks of chopped bok choy
Five slices of cut-up pork belly
Five cloves of chopped garlic
Four cut-up and dried chili pepper
Two tablespoons of olive oil
One tablespoon of soy sauce
One-quarter tablespoon of salt
A sprinkle of black pepper
Take a pan and add the oil to it, and heat it on the medium setting. Then you will pan fry the pork belly until entirely brown. Add in the garlic and the chili peppers and stir fry it for a minute until it provides an aroma. Turn the heat up a notch to medium-high, add the bok choy, soy sauce, salt, and pepper, and stir fry it for about two to three minutes. After that, you have dinner to serve! By the way, if you don’t want pork, you can replace it with chicken or beef. Ensure that you cut it up and brown it first before adding the other ingredients as you see it in the instructions on browning pork first.
Shrimp And Rainbow Chard
If you are a seafood lover, then you will love the shrimp and rainbow chard recipe. You will not even think that there is rainbow chard in the dish because it is so delicious. It is easy and relatively quick to prepare, so you will want to go to the grocery store to pick up the following ingredients:
Two stalks of chopped rainbow chard
Two lbs of large peeled shrimp
One diced hot chile
One diced mild chile
Three tablespoons of olive oil
Five cloves of minced garlic
Two chopped shallots
One tablespoon of brown sugar
One tablespoon of rice wine vinegar
Two teaspoons of grated raw ginger
Juice from two limes
Sprinkle of salt and pepper
Add some salt onto the shrimp, add one tablespoon of olive oil into the skillet or wok, and set the heat to medium. Then throw in the shrimp and sautee it for two minutes. Flip it on each side as well, and until cooked. Then you will put the shrimp on a plate and set it aside for the time being. Throw in the other two tablespoons of oil, and then add the shallot and chiles to the skillet until brown for about three minutes.
The next step is to add ginger and garlic, cook for one minute, and add the salt, pepper, and sugar into the skillet. Put the chard stems into it and allow them to soften by sauteeing them for two minutes. Add the rest of the chard, throw in two cups of water, and cover the skillet for three minutes or until they wilt. Then remove the lid, allow the water to evaporate, and then add the shrimp from the plate, rice wine, and lime juice. Ensure all heat well, and then serve.
Collard And Stewed Pinto Beans
Sometimes a simple, tasty vegan dish is enough for a meal, and it does not matter whether you are a vegan or not. You will love the collard and stewed pinto dish because it is delicious, easy, quick to prepare, filling, and healthy! The following ingredients you need are:
One pound of ribbon-sliced collard
Three cups of cooked pinto beans
One chopped onion
one cup of vegetable broth
Three cloves of minced garlic
One half of smoked paprika
One half of a teaspoon of salt
One tablespoon of olive oil
Sprinkle of crushed red pepper
Take a large skillet and throw in the olive oil, and set it to medium heat. Throw in the sliced onion and take a small pinch of salt and cook it for about eight minutes when the onions soften and have a golden touch to it. Put in the paprika, salt, and garlic, and keep cooking it for another two minutes and cover the skillet. Add in the broth and the collards, and you will want to allow it to wilt, put the setting to medium-low heat, and uncover the skillet. Stir it well occasionally, and let it cook for ten minutes. Add the crushed red pepper and pinto beans and stir it until completely hot. There is dinner!
Leafy greens‘ are good for you, and you want to ensure that you add them to your dishes. Unfortunately, even though they are so healthy, they are not exciting to eat. Fortunately, that is why some great recipes involve leafy greens so you can enjoy the dishes while you reap the nutritional benefits of these leafy greens. In the article, you see three popular and recommended ones for those who don’t have a lot of time to spare in the kitchen. However, those are not the only leafy greens recipes you can find online. Ideally, you will want to see some that you can eat for three to four days a week because you want to get those superfoods‘ into you often.