The SparkPeople Blog

11 Dark Green Leafy Vegetable Recipes

66SHARES

By: , SparkPeople Blogger
8/17/2011 6:00 AM   :  9 comments   :  29,558 Views

According to the latest USDA nutritional guidelines, dark green vegetables should be a significant component of your vegetable intake. Collard greens, mustard greens, dandelion greens, beet greens, spinach, chard, and kale are just a few of the dark green vegetables that are a rich in vitamins (K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins), minerals (like iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium), and phyto-nutrients. In order to maximize nutritional value and flavor, use these simple SparkRecipes.


Sauteed Garlic & Greens


Roasted Kale Chips


Stir-fried Kale with Slivered Carrots


Kale and Potato Hash


Spinach Burgers


World's Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Beet Greens cakes


Chef Meg's Creamy Green Enchiladas


WildfireWench's Stir-Fried Mustard Greens


Swiss Chard Italian Wraps


Spinach Brownies



For more suggestions read  “Getting Your Greens.”


What is your favorite dark leafy green recipe?
 

Want more great recipes from fellow SparkPeople members? Be sure to subscribe to SparkPeople’s Recipe of the Day email. Click here to sign up!

Did you know SparkRecipes is now on Facebook? Click here to "Like" us!




Click here to to redeem your SparkPoints
  You will earn 5 SparkPoints
 

NEXT ENTRY >   Does Chewing Gum Curb Your Appetite?

Great Stories from around the Web

Comments

  • GMAGEE
    9
    Thanks for these recipes. Have been wanting to try roasted kale since seeing Jacques Pepin prepare it on TV. Also, the spinach brownies (fritters really) sound good. Have been trying to perfect a similar recipe with rice, spinach and cheese, so will try this one. Same with the kale and potato hash. Sounds delish! Love Swiss chard in soup, sauteed with a little garlic and raisins, etc., spinach any way I can get it, so will definitely be trying these recipes. - 8/18/2011   9:49:25 AM
  • 8
    Always looking for a good green smoothie.
    Thanks Amber! Plus I will try some new recipes.
    Greens in my country is cheap and fresh every day. - 8/18/2011   5:53:01 AM
  • 7
    This is just what I needed. Going to green market and I needed recipes for chard and beet greens. Exciting! - 8/18/2011   5:22:27 AM
  • 6
    i am crazy about fresh kale...1 bunch is always $.99 It is enough to make at least a couple meals. I stem it..rince it well and blanch it in hot water. Then it stays really well in the frig. I add it to a lot of things like soups...eggs... and with garlic and a little olive oil. I love it so much my friends would give me a hard time...seems to them I had kale for every meal. - 8/17/2011   11:47:28 PM
  • 5
    I buy cabbage, but other fresh greens are just to expensive for me. I buy frozen spinach if I want to have it. I take advantage of eating salads when we go out to eat as I always go to a buffet with a large selection. The lunch buffet at the Chinese restaurant is $5.25 for Seniors so that is a good deal for eating out. - 8/17/2011   8:07:10 PM
  • 4
    Love green smoothies
    - 8/17/2011   2:20:12 PM
  • 3
    All of these recipes and no green smoothies? I have one daily. Greenmonstermovement.com has awesome recipes for green smoothies! - 8/17/2011   11:43:01 AM
  • LISALPETRIE
    2
    I will have to try some of these to get more dark leafy greens in my diet! - 8/17/2011   10:41:32 AM
  • 1
    Green smoothies---all the way! I also love most greens with scrambled eggs - 8/17/2011   9:37:12 AM

Please Log In To Leave A Comment:    Log in now ›


Join SparkPeople.com

Sign up for a FREE SparkPeople account