One Saturday a few weeks ago, I needed a protein packed bite to eat right after my workout but was short on time since I needed to be at the grocery store within the hour. So what’s a culinary health resource foodie to do?!?!?
Since I was at the end of the week, there were only small amounts of my weekly haul of kale, spinach, green onions, and fresh herbs left over in the fridge crisper unused from the week’s meals.
Now I have posted previously on how to make a delicious ‘green’ omelette, but this is just a reminder that when you’re bored with the hum-drum of scrambled, fried, and/or boiled eggs, it’s always a great idea to use what you have on hand in the fridge to make something protein rich, folded(lol!), and tasty!
And what delicious warm beverage do I sip in the mornings while feasting on my breakfast? Why a cup of DELICIOUS coffee of course! But not just any cup of coffee, my Bio Coffee! Bio Coffee is the ONLY true alkaline coffee on the shelves today with a full serving of vegetables and wheatgrass! Ok, a bit much for your usual morning java? Seems to good to be true? A 'healthy' coffee with all this goodness and mercy couldn't possibly taste good, right?
This satisfying vitamin-rich blend reminds me of a favorite cappuccino mix from a certain company with an 'international' name. It's truly an amazing treat that my hubby and I enjoy literally every morning. The aroma is so enticing that you have to indulge in a cup! No worries if you need it to be a tad bit sweeter, simply add a tablespoon of your favorite plant based creamer and WHOLA!
So while you're reducing food waste by making my Easy Refrigerator Greens Omelette, DON'T FORGET get your cup of culinary health morning joe!
What are some dishes you create from left over items in your fridge? Let me know in the comments below!
For the record, I was raised on the goodness and mercy of a big pot of greens sitting on the stove on any given Sunday. Simmering bushels of leafy collards crowded with several ham hocks, onions, and peppers. Ohhhhh the days!
Don't get me wrong, this leafy vegetable remains a cornerstone dish in my kitchen and I'm certain many other kitchens alike. However, once you know better you absolutely have no choice but to do better. So after tossing the ham hocks (nope, not even a smoked turkey wing!), I imagined a healthier and just as tasty version of this essential green. The creation of my Quick Sautéed Collards w/ Garlic & Sherry helped me maintain the best of both worlds.
This delicious health-full plant is prepared in such a way that the vitamins, minerals, and valuable nutrients stay locked in- hence the 'quick' in the recipe title, lol! Unlike back in the day where that pot of greens would stay boiling on the stove ALL DAY long!
*History Taste Bud*: Pot Liquor, as it's often referred, is essentially these liquid/juices from the greens that cooked all day on that very stove in most African American homes. This pot liquor was oftentimes consumed separately as an additional supplement and also given to babies for nourishment because of its rich nutrient content.*
And the texture! The sherry adds a tasty component that helps in breaking down the leaves with added flavor that matches a days worth of cooking. These greens are amazingly tender, delicious, and so filling that you'll want to make more! And that's a good thing health wise as well as time wise- I mean really, the whole dish is ready from prep to plate in less than 15 minutes! This dish is also heart healthy with the use of garlic and olive oil in combination with this vitamin and mineral rich green. What's not to love about that?
What do you like to eat with your greens? let me know in the comments below!
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