Eat Your Collard Greens

By Karen Ambrosio / Photography By Amy Robb | Last Updated May 10, 2017
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collard greens
Collards are in the same vegetable family as cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower.

Versatile and nutritious, collards can be a fun alternative to tortillas for burritos and wraps. 

Collard greens are an excellent source of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, magnesium, fiber, vitamins B2 and B6. Foods containing carotenoids are a good source of antioxidants and they fight against free radicals, which reduces the risk of certain chronic diseases. All you need to enjoy this seasonal leaf is a little bit of creativity! Use collard greens in stews, soups, salads or as a low carb wrap that you can fill with your favorite ingredients or leftovers. Need some suggestions for fillings? Try one of the recipes below.

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