New Year’s Day Collard Greens

Collard greens are a great way to start out the New Year because they’re both healthy and delicious. They are packed full of Vitamin A, calcium, iron, manganese, fiber and omega-three fatty acids! Collard greens also contain chemicals known as glucosinolates which aid in blocking cancer-causing substances from entering your cells. This dish is easy to make ahead of time so you can have it ready for when friends come over or even better eat them all by yourself without sharing with anyone else!! Now, let’s get cooking!

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New Year’s Day Collard Greens

Appropriate for: Diabetes, Dialysis, Gluten-Free, Kidney Disease, CKD, Low Sodium, Low Phosphorous, Low Potassium, Low Protein

New Year’s Day Collard Greens Ingredients

  • 8 cups fresh collard greens, chopped
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 TBSP butter, unsalted
  • ¼ cup onions, finely diced
  • 1 TBSP fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp vinegar

How to Prepare New Year’s Day Collard Greens

  • Blanch the collard greens by putting them into a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds
  • Strain the collard greens and quickly transfer them to a large bowl of ice water
  • Let cool, then strain and dry the greens and set them aside
  • In a large sauté pan on medium-high heat, melt the butter and oil together
  • Add onions and garlic, and cook until slightly browned (4–6 minutes)
  • Add collard greens and black and red pepper, then cook for 5–8 minutes on high heat, stirring constantly
  • Remove from heat, add vinegar, stir and serve

New Year’s Day Collard Greens Nutrition Facts

(makes 6 servings)

Calories 79
Carbohydrates 4 g
Protein 2 g
Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
Total Fat 0
Sodium 9 mg
Potassium 129 mg
Phosphorus 18 mg

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About Shree Mulay, MD
Shree Mulay, MD, is a nephrologist and co-owner of The Kidney Experts. He went to medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College and completed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Shree manages patients at several West Tennessee Healthcare Hospital locations and serves at numerous dialysis locations across the region. He also sees patients at four kidney care clinic locations. Funny, caring and always wanting to help, Shree is passionate about his practice and devotes much of his time to his patients.

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