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Collard Green Wraps

Skip the carb-heavy flour tortilla and choose a dark leafy green instead! You don’t need to be a dietitian to know that green leafy vegetables are the gold standard when it comes to healthy eating. Greens are packed with vitamins and minerals that will make you feel great and give you that healthy glow. Darker colored varieties contain concentrated levels of phytonutrients, collard greens included are a great choice to try if you haven’t already.

Method of Preparation:

  1. Wash collard greens, cut off stem, and steam until color turns to a bright green, about 2-5 minutes. Remove from heat and let greens dry. To allow for easy wrapping, run a knife lightly down the central vein of the leaf – this will allow the green to bend more easily.
  2. Prepare toppings of your choosing. Here are some ideas:
    • Mediterranean: sliced avocado and red peppers, hummus, and alfalfa sprouts.
    • Roasted Veggies: roast up your favorite root vegetables like beets, carrots, onions, or sweet potatoes – add some quinoa and goat cheese to balance it all out.
    • Breakfast: scrambled eggs, chopped tomatoes and broccoli, and cheddar cheese.
    • Thai: Sliced cabbage, carrots, sprouts, and tofu with roasted cashews and spicy peanut sauce.
  3. Layer toppings on top of the collard leaf, wrap it up, slice in half and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: (1 serving, based on Mediterranean version from above)

526 Calories, 45 g carbs, 36 g total fat, 18.5 g protein, 27 g dietary fiber, 773 mg sodium

 
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