This is a wonderful recipe for those wanting to eat more greens as it’s delicious, and for those wanting to eat a healthy diet on a budget! Thanks so much, Kristin. I will be making this soon, myself. -Kimi
Creating New Years resolutions can be like writing a novel. In the past, I’ve written more New Years resolutions for a year than there are days in it! But this year, my family and I have decided to keep it simple. We’re not going to be over planning, over indulging, or over spending. Yet, we are still committed to eating healthy and keeping our wellness a priority, without going into debt over it.
Somehow, eating well has gained a reputation of being expensive – something that a family on a budget simply cannot afford. But simple foods, real foods, do not have to be out of reach, nor fancy. For my family, we have decided to continue to buy organic, local and fresh and be frugal. I thought I would share a very easy to make recipe, that requires minimum work in the kitchen but uses foods that are extremely nourishing to the bod and not very taxing on the wallet.
Sauteed Collard Greens with Walnuts & Dried Cranberries
- 1 bunch of collard greens ($2.50)
2 tablespoons of butter or extra virgin olive oil ($0.15)
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped ($0.10 cents)
2 tablespoons walnuts chopped ($.25)
2 tablespoons dried cranberries sweetened with apple juice ($0.50)
a splash (about 2 teaspoons) apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar ($0.05)
1. Cut stems off greens and set to the side. Chop leaves into chunks and place in strainer, rinse and set down to drain. Rinse off stems, then dice.
2. Over medium heat in a frying pan, melt butter. Add diced stems and chopped garlic. Saute for 2 minutes or until the garlic begins to smell strong.
3. Toss in rinsed leaves and cover with a lid for 2 minutes. Remove lid, add in cranberries and chopped walnuts and recover for another 2 minutes. Once again, remove the lid, pour in the vinegar. Turn heat off and cover with lid for another 2 minutes.
Serve hot with a fried egg ($0.25) and a cup of tea! A great way to start the day and fill your body with energy.
Grand Total: $4.55 for four eggs and four people or $1.13 per serving!
Add a slice of nitrate free bacon for an additional $0.50
Serve with some steamed brown rice $1.00 (for 1 ½ cups of dried brown rice).
Slice of sourdough bread $0.25
Go ahead, eat your greens this year and keep some green in your wallet 😉
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Rita @ Healthy Mom, Sexy Wife
That looks yummy! I will be trying it soon. 😉
hi! I love your blog and it has been an inspiration for my blog http://gutsyhealth.blogspot.com/
i just wanted to say thanks 🙂
Shirley @ gfe
This recipe looks really great with the eggs and bacon! 🙂 What a complete and tasty meal!
This is a great series, Kimi! It’s nice to meet Kristin of Seasonal Family.
Bethany@ Grafted Vine
That looks yummy! I don’t have any collards, but I do have a bunch of kale 🙂 I’ll have to try it with the kale….served with the egg…my mouth is already watering!
Can”t wait to try this, but what quantity is a bunch?
Kristin @ Seasonal Family
Joan, with my CSA program I usually get them in a “bunch” which is typically 8-10 giant leaves, but when cooked they shrink down a lot, so I make all of them and there are never leftovers! Depending on how much greens you like (spinach, collard greens, kale) use whatever amount you’d think would be eaten 🙂 Hope that was helpful!
Excited to try this, but one question: Would you explain how to do the dried cranberries? I have been looking for an alternative to the sweetened, dried cranberries sold in my local store.
Thanks for posting,
We are salivating over here! (I’m so thankful that my husband salivates over meals like this.)
Yum!!! I’ve been consuming lots of green smoothies for breakfast to get my greens in, but sometimes I just want something warm – this sounds perfect!
Lesley Carol Prince
This collard dish would also work well with kale. What a delicious combination – inspired!
I love greens for breakfast!