I admit it. I struggle with ways to make green interesting. They have very particular flavors, and to my mind, it’s hard to diversify when their flavors are so specific.
But I think I did pretty well with this one. Something about this recipe was just screaming for bacon, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do that. So if you have some clean bacon at home, consider adding it to this as a topping. Otherwise, this is a pretty tasty dish all on it’s own.
It would pair well with some chicken or fish. And if you include grains in your clean eating plan, I would try some quinoa or brown rice. But really, just this and some meat would make a fabulous meal.
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY:
- Clean Eating Spinach & Chickpeas
- Clean Eating Garlic Baby Kale with Crushed Red Peppers
- Clean Eating Rainbow Chard
Clean Eating Apples and Greens
- 4 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (but any oil will work)
- 4 bunches of greens in any variety (chard, kale, collard greens, etc…)
- 2 apples, cored and coarsely chopped
- Unsweetened apple juice, as much as needed for cooking
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Raw pumpkin seeds for garnish (optional)
- Saute the garlic in the oil until just slightly golden.
- Add in the apples and greens.
- Cook until the greens are completely wilted and some of the apple pieces start to brown.
- When the oil cooks off, add the apple juice, a little at a time until you are done cooking.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Sprinkle pumpkin seeds over the top if using and serve.