So, as you all probably know by now, I have a love affair with Costco! There are so many great healthy (organic!) options and one of my favorite things to purchase is organic greens - they are SUCH a great price. The only problem? The bag is HUGE and even though we make A LOT of smoothies, inevitably some of it goes to waste. And I HATE that! Sometimes, when I'm on top of my game, I'll put the greens in small ziploc baggies then freeze them to pull out for smoothies, but sometimes they just go bad and I have to throw some away. (Raise your hand if you're guilty of that too?)
Well, I am embarrassed to admit that although I LOVE sauteed greens, I rarely make them! However, the idea popped into my head to add these along with our dinner and they were SO delicious. I've found a new, super easy way to accomplish two awesome things: 1) get more greens into our diet in a yummy way and 2) reduce waste (because the greens cook down A TON, so you use a lot in one shot!).
So here's my method - maybe you already know how to do this, but if you don't, read on!
(And look!! I got out my nice camera for you guys! What a difference that makes!)
Easy Sauteed Garlicky Greens
2 tb avocado oil
1 tsp minced garlic
Big bunch of mixed greens
1/3 cup water
Flaked sea salt
In a large fry pan, heat avocado oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and stir until aromatic. Next, add a TON of mixed greens to the pan (add more than you think - it really shrinks down!). Pour 1/3 cup of water over the greens, then place a lid on the pan to steam the greens. Steam for 5-10 minutes, removing the lid at the end to let any extra water evaporate. Stir and season with flaked sea salt, to taste.
We served this with chicken, brown rice, and roasted sweet potatoes and it was PERFECT! For a grain free meal, simply omit the brown rice - for vegetarian, omit the chicken. Easy peasy, and SO healthy!