In the Summer months, I crave cool, crispy raw salad greens, but when cooler temps roll in, I'm all about cooked greens. I often sauté them in a little olive oil with garlic, and they're flavorful, low in calories, and full of vitamins and nutrients. If you've ever wondered just how nutritious they are, I made a little chart so you can find out.
To see the breakdown,
|1 cup cooked||Calories||Fiber (g)||Vitamin A (IU)||Iron (mg)||Potassium (mg)||Folate (mcg)|
|Your RDI (just to compare)||around 2,000||25-30||2,333||18||4,200||400|
|Broccoli raab (1 bunch cooked)||144||12||19,812||5.5||1,499||310|
Not sure how to use cooked greens? Try indian spiced chard or simple sautéed escarole, and this is how I like to prepare kale. If you have a tasty way to cook greens, please share it in the Healthy Recipe group.
Source: Flickr User PetroleumJelliffe