These four leafy greens are loaded with healthy benefits. Challenge yourself to try all four in the next week. I've provided you with some great-tasting recipes to get you started.
Not only is Swiss chard beautiful (I used it on the cover of my new cookbook), but it is packed with vitamin A and C. Swiss Chard is often sautéed but I also find it great for juicing. Looking for other healthy ways to incorporate Swiss chard into your diet? Check out my recipe for this Swiss chard Power Salad
Kale has become today’s most talked about leafy green for good reason. It’s loaded with vitamin A, C, K and B6. It’s also rich in folate, potassium and calcium. Kale is extremely versatile and can be used in everything from soups and stews to salads and omelets. Try making your own kale chips for a savory and healthy low calorie snack.
This leafy green isn’t just for Popeye! Raw or cooked, spinach is rich in vitamin A and C. Use it as a healthy pizza topping or add it to soups, pasta sauce or smoothies. Try my Chicken and Wild Rice Soup recipe or my Shiitake Mushroom and Spinach Soup recipe. Both are loaded with nutrient-rich spinach.
Collard greens are a great source of calcium and are rich in vitamin A, C and K. I love this Sautéed Collard Greens with Raisins recipe I found from Martha Stewart Living. Looking for another great way to incorporate collard greens into your diet? Take your favorite lettuce wrap recipe, and try swapping out the lettuce leaves for nutrient-packed collard greens.