More Leafy Greens

Yesterday, Larry and I both had to go to the eye doctor. One of the things the eye doctor told us was to eat our leafy greens. I almost burst out laughing. Does she know how many leafy greens, and vegetables in general, we actually do eat? I laugh when people tell me to eat my vegetables. We actually eat more and a much larger selection of vegetables than many vegetarians and/or vegans. But listening to the doctor’s orders, I did cook up spinach for dinner. I cooked it with pumpkin, onions, garlic and mushrooms too. We always eat a ton of vegetables, and yes, we eat a lot of leafy greens as well. 🙂

Leafy greens, which includes, spinach, kale, collard greens, chard, turnip greens, arugula, and watercress are known as super foods. They are full of nutrients and do wonders for the body. They are loaded with  high levels of fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium. They also contain very little carbohydrates, sodium and cholesterol. The dark greens supply a significant amount of folate, a B vitamin that promotes heart health and helps prevent certain birth defects. Apparently leafy greens are good health foods for your eyes as well because of the lutein and zeaxanthin they contain. 

I sauteed all of my vegetables together in a combination of olive oil and butter and salt & pepper.

I served them with some breaded pork chops over couscous and topped it all with a creamy garlic sauce, with my Tuscan olive bread on the side. Tuscan Herbed Olive Bread Delicious!

See. Sometimes I actually do follow directions. I just rework them to meet my needs. 🙂

Have a great day Everyone. Stay safe and stay well, and eat your leafy greens. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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