Get your greens everyday with this easy side dish
My latest video for my online cooking show Fare with Flair is a how-to on one of the greatest green vegetables out there: Collard Greens. Rich in calcium, fiber, and Vitamin K, collards are also an incredibly affordable member of the cruciferous family of vegetables. This family includes household names like broccoli, kale and brussels sprouts and is one of the most researched plant families because of their cancer preventative qualities.
While kale has gone mainstream and there seems to be a cauliflower sub for all of your favorite carbs, collards haven't quite sparked the same lovefest outside of the Southern U.S. where people have known, cooked, and loved them for decades. Even if you don't have the time (or ham hocks) for slow-cooked Southern greens, you can get the benefit of this veggie with a simple saute. In this recipe, I combine collard greens with carrots to help balance out the bitterness with something sweet and just a little starchy.
In this episode, I show how to assemble this dish and share that it's also a low FODMAP recipe. FODMAPs are a collection of short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols found in foods naturally. They aren't unhealthy in and of themselves, but some folks with digestive issues like IBS are particularly sensitive to them and doctors recommend steering clear of these foods during a flareup. Low FODMAP recipes can be hard to find and it's easy to have your nutrition take a nosedive if you feel like you can't eat any healthy veggies, so I wanted to make sure I put out an easy, hearty and green side dish for anyone trying out a low FODMAP diet.
Curious to learn more? Check out the recipe for Collard Greens and Carrots and watch the 3-minute video.