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Challenge -- Week 1 -- Load Up On Leafy Greens!
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Olivia_WebMD_Staff posted:
The nutrient-rich king of Fall veggies is the leafy green — collard greens, kale, Swiss chard, turnip greens, spinach, broccoli, mustard greens, cabbage and more.

Like carrots, greens are champions of eye health, and they are literally packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Share your recipes for greens today!

(And remember to use the "Recipes" drop-down when posting.)

Good luck!
Olivia
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QUENE responded:
Always a favorite at our home, always asked to bring to tailgating parties and always asked to make sure I'm serving this at home parties as well. YUMMMM!
SPINACH, BACON AND EGG SALAD

Ingredients

  • Salad:
  • 1 lb. fresh spinach
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • Bacon crumbles already done"026in grocery store dressing sections mostly.
    • Dressing:
    • 1 C. vegetable oil
    • 6 Tbs. red wine vinegar
    • 5 Tbs. Splenda
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 1 tsp. dry mustard
    • 1 tsp. onion, grated
    • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
    • freshly ground pepper

    Directions
    Combine dressing ingredients. Shake well. Refrigerate at least one hour. Discard spinach stems and wash leaves thoroughly, (I always leave the stems on and use the Organic fresh spinach), pat dry on a paper towel. Combine spinach with eggs, red onion and bacon crumbles.


     
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    mhall6252 responded:
    Heat a little olive oil in a pan, add some garlic and onions or shallots. Sweat these - don't brown or they'll get bitter. Then add spinach or whatever greens you prefer. Quickly saute to wilt the greens to your desired texture preference. Season with a little salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon. Even better if you cut up a little bacon and cook until crisp. Then proceed with the recipe above without the olive oil. Not as healthy, but everything tastes better with bacon!
     
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    angelswife responded:
    My favorite salad recipe!

    2 Cups Organic Baby Spring Mix
    1/4 cup Salad Fixins (a mix of sesame sticks, pumpkin seeds, slivered almonds, sunflower seeds and dried cranberries)
    1-2 tbsp. Blue cheese or Feta cheese
    1 tbsp Bacon Bits (optional)
    Maple Farms Asiago-Garlic dressing (Yummy!!)

    Wash the greens in cold water and spin dry. Put them in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Toss well and enjoy!
     
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    An_240489 replied to angelswife's response:
    This just sounds beyond YUM! I'll be making this for lunch or dinner this weekend. Thanks for sharing!


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