Eating for Health

Published on March 10th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe


Collard Greens: Another Surprising Superfood (+ 6 recipes!)

Collard Greens: Another Surprising Superfood (+ 6 recipes!)

Kale gets a lot of cred as a superfood, but that humble bunch of collard greens is actually a nutritional powerhouse, too!

I’m all about affordable superfoods, and I wanted to share one of my favorites with you today: collard greens. This Southern staple food actually has a very similar nutritional profile to kale, and they even beat kale out in a few areas. Like kale, they’re a great source of vital nutrients for bone health. Check out the chart below comparing the two:

Collard Greens vs Kale

sources: Kale; Collards

Impressive, right? If you’re new to collards, you may not know what to do with that bunch of enormous leaves, so I have a roundup of some of my favorite collards recipes for you!

  1. Stuffed Collard Greens with Jamaican Jerk Tempeh
  2. Braised Collard Greens
  3. Raw Collard Greens Salad
  4. Quick and Easy Pan-Fried Collards
  5. Butternut Squash Soup with Pan Fried Collards
  6. Super Collard Green Rolls

Image Credit: Collards photo via Shutterstock

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

4 Responses to Collard Greens: Another Surprising Superfood (+ 6 recipes!)

  1. Mary Gerush says:

    This is great info. Thanks Becky. I adore collard greens and now vow to eat more of them!

    • You’re so welcome! My friend Duane – a local farmer here in Atlanta – was telling me a long time ago that collards actually beat kale nutritionally in a lot of areas. I’m so glad that I finally got a chance to follow up and do a comparison! Pass the collards, please!

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