Recipe Details

Mixed Greens

Number of Servings: 6

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

If you haven't tried greens before, you don't know what you're missing. Besides being an excellent source of folate and calcium, greens are simply delicious. If you don't like bacon, you can substitute 1 tablespoon of olive oil and boost the seasonings by adding 1/4 cup of onion. This substitution does not affect exchange or carbohydrate values.

Name: Amount:
mustard greens 1
turnip greens 1
bacon, turkey low-fat 2 slices
crushed red pepper flakes 0.25 tsp
salt 1 tsp

Wash the greens well. Cut off and discard the tough stems; slice or coarsely chop the greens.


Cook the bacon in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Add the greens to the drippings and bacon bits; toss to mix.


Add 2 cups of water, the red pepper, and salt; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat until the greens are wilted and tender, about 30 to 40 minutes. Uncover and cook 5 minutes more.

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories 62
Calories from Fat 42
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 465mg
Potassium n/a
Carbohydrates 4g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a
Folic Acid n/a
Dietary Exchange 1 Vegetable1 Fat