While we usually think of summertime when it comes to an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, winter greens are just as fortified in nutrients and can add some nice zing to your meals this winter. Try some of these healthy recipes using winter greens.
Quick Pepperpot Soup
This versatile soup can be made with either beef or shrimp. When you use quick-cooking sirloin, this can be whipped up much quicker than traditional Jamaican pepperpot soup.
Per serving: 240 calories, 10g fat, 20g carbohydrates, 18g protein, 4g fiber, 680mg sodium, 628mg potassium
Dijon Chicken Stew
Fill your tummy with chunks of chicken and braised escarole soaked in Dijon wine sauce in this flavorful stew. Pork tenderloin works well in this recipe too.
Per serving: 262 calories, 6g fat, 14g carbohydrates, 27g protein, 3g fiber, 487mg sodium, 743mg potassium
Chorizo Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Enjoy your meat with a twist by stuffing some pork tenderloin with chorizo, cheese and spinach. Goes great with roasted potatoes and red peppers.
Per serving: 323 calories, 20g fat, 4g carbohydrates, 31g protein, 2g fiber, 652mg sodium, 661mg potassium
Amazon Bean Soup with Winter Squash Greens
If you are looking for dishes with catabolic ingredients, this Amazon Bean Soup with winter squash and greens are a great option. Like a little more presentation with your meal? Place the soup in a roasted squash half.
Per serving: 223 calories, 3g fat, 43g carbohydrates, 11g protein, 10g fiber, 310mg sodium, 927mg potassium
A radicchio salad makes a quick light meal. Add in some pine nuts and a vinaigrette of tea, balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard for a boost of flavor.
Per serving: 66 calories, 5g fat, 4g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 1g fiber, 103mg sodium, 210mg potassium