healthy greens recipe

How to Make Greens 3 Easy Ways

Greens are one of the easiest side dishes you can make for dinner or even easily thrown in with another meal, like with eggs at breakfast.

Today, I’m sharing with you How to Make Greens 3 Easy Ways…

First, let’s clarify what I mean in this post by greens, because obviously there are unlimited varieties of edible greens available! (Lettuce, spinach, cabbage, bok choy, arugula, dandelion greens, and much, much more!)

Here though, I’m focusing in on 3 of the more common greens so that you can be sure to find them locally and affordably:

Mustard Greens
Collard Greens
Kale Greens


How to Make Mustard Greens


1 bag of pre-chopped greens from store OR 1-2 fresh heads of mustard greens, washed and chopped
Sprinkle Salt
1/2 sweet onion, finely diced
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
Small amount real bacon bits in bag from store (or cook 3 slices of bacon well, then crumble into bits)
Drizzle olive oil


In a medium-sized pot, boil the greens and a sprinkle of salt over high heat for 3 minutes, then drain thoroughly. Put the greens in a strainer, and press them into the strainer with a wooden spoon, to squeeze out any remaining water from the cooked greens.

Meanwhile, saute the sweet onion and garlic in olive oil for 3-5 minutes or so in a pan over medium heat.

Add in the greens and saute for 2 mins on high heat. Once they are finished, drizzle 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar over the greens and add the bacon bits. Serve immediately.

This is a 10 minute dish, top to bottom - easy to make, affordable to buy the ingredients. And family-friendly - it’s one of my daughters’ favorite side dish!

Here’s the next one:

How to Make Collard Greens


1-2 head of Collard Greens, washed and chopped in thin ribbons (or a full bag of pre-chopped collards from the store)
Olive Oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 sweet onion, diced
half fresh lemon, squeezed over the greens
Salt & Pepper


Heat a large pan on the stove over medium heat and drizzle the olive oil into it once it’s hot. Add the onions and saute them for about 5 minutes. Then add the minced garlic and saute another 2 minutes.

Add in the ribbon-sliced greens (or bag of store-bought) and cook for about 3-4 minutes, or until the greens look jewel-toned.

Squeeze the fresh lemon juice over the greens and stir. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Under 10 minutes, easy to prepare, and SO delicious, you will want them again and again!

For the 3rd idea and the recipe on how to make easy-peasy Kale Chips, go HERE!

Tell me, do you think these recipes will help you get more green veggies into your eating plan? Try one or all 3 of ‘em, and then comment below with your results! I’m telling you, you’ll be hooked once you try them!