Collard greens are meltingly tender when cooked for a long period of time. Smoked turkey in place of bacon adds the traditional smoky taste. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Wash collard greens thoroughly. Cut off stems and discard. Coarsely chop collard greens and set aside. (You should have about 9 cups packed.) Heat oil in a 4-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes or until tender.

  • Add collard greens, broth, bone and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 1 hour or until collard greens are tender. Remove bone and drain off any excess liquid. Serve warm with a slotted spoon.


Tip: If using a turkey drumstick, remove meat and reserve for another use; use only the bone for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

39 calories; total fat 1.1g 2% DV; saturated fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 137mg 5% DV; potassium 144mg 4% DV; carbohydrates 6.3g 2% DV; fiber 3.3g 13% DV; sugar 1g; protein 2.4g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; vitamin a iu 5460IU; vitamin c 18mg; folate 146mcg; calcium 122mg; ironmg; magnesium 9mg.