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; 1.1 g total fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 137 mg sodium. 144 mg potassium; 6.3 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 2.4 g protein; 5460 IU vitamin a iu; 18 mg vitamin c; 146 mcg folate; 122 mg calcium; 9 mg magnesium;