Lately I’ve been craving savory and salty foods a lot more than usual—probably just as much as I crave sweets, if not more than that. Growing up I used to be all about salty and spicy food, and if a particular dish didn’t match up to those two qualifications, I would just go ahead and add soy sauce, salt, or spicy pepper paste.
Today I bring you a quick savory dish that contains a powerhouse of nutrients. Collard greens provide a chock full of vitamins, calcium, iron, folate, fiber, and phyto-nutrients, which are known to aid in the process of cancer prevention. Now, let’s put nutrients aside and talk a little bit about the taste…With the hearty and deliciously earthy taste of these greens, one can come up with hundreds of recipe variations with this leafy ingredient in a pinch. Then voila! You’ve got yourself a great stir fry!
Creamy Collard Greens Stir Fry
Makes 2 servings
- 4 leaves of collard greens, chopped with stem off
- half block of firm tofu, cubed
- 1/2 C already cooked rice (I used brown)
- 1/4-1/3C canned coconut milk
- 1 TBSP soy sauce (or Tamari)
- 1 TBSP sesame oil
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1/2 of a bell pepper, sliced
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Warm up a skillet or wok on medium heat. Pour the sesame oil and start to sautee the collard greens.
- Once it’s wilted a bit, add the soy sauce, coconut milk, bell pepper, garlic powder, and tofu. Cook for approximately 5 minutes. Add the coconut milk and green onion; then stir and cook for another minute.
- Now add the cold rice and stir fry for another 3 minutes or so. Transfer to a plate and garnish with extra green onion!
The leftovers are great for lunch or when you’re on the run.
And now…I have a video up that shows you one of my latest favorite exercises. I hope you enjoy these if you decide to give them a try! Remember, sometimes the easiest looking routines can be the deadliest, so beware.
Have you been craving sweet or savory?
What ingredients are “scary” to cook with in your opinion?
-I’ve had collard greens before, but I wasn’t always confident on incorporating them in my dishes.
What’s your favorite exercise for core strength?