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Sweet Collards Harvest Bowl

My Sweet Collards Harvest Bowl is the best way to welcome warm fall comfort food! You only need a handful of seasonal ingredients and a skillet or pot. I love contrasting temperatures, textures, and flavors. I crave complexity but not craziness. This sounds “too healthy,” but almost tastes “too hearty!”

Dainty collard ribbons flow through a haven of apple and sweet potato squares, interspersed with beany babies. Vinegar adds tang, walnuts are needed for nuttiness, and nutritional yeast contrasts the sweetness with umami. If you struggle to eat savory stuff, heat this up and warm up to less sweet foods. Don’t skip the oregano! Or the walnuts! Or… oh, just follow the recipe and don’t omit anything. Please. Pretty please. As pretty a please as autumnal colors.

AN AERIAL VIEW.

Sweet Collards Harvest Bowl

Serves 1 (1 Meal for 1 Normal Appetite)

WHAT YOU’RE GONNA NEED
  • 2 cups raw collard greens, stemmed and cut however you like
  • 3/4 cup sweet potato cubes
  • 3/4 cup drained black beans (no water, just beans.)
  • 1/2 cup apple cubes
  • 2 tablespoons crushed walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon red wine or apple cider vinegar
  • Oregano and scallions
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast and Frank’s hot sauce
WHAT YOU’RE GONNA DO
  1. Place the sweet potato cubes on a nonstick baking tray. Please make sure it is nonstick. Then, bake for 30 minutes until browned and crispy.
  2. Remove the stems from the collard greens. Strip ’em, slice ’em, spiralize ’em, square ’em, etc.
  3. Swirl a little water around the pan, then add the greens.
  4. Steam for a few minutes, followed by the black beans, vinegar, and oregano.
  5. Once the greens are soft and smell like pizza, turn off the heat and add all remaining ingredients except walnuts and hot sauce.
  6. Deposit skillet contents onto a large plate or shallow bowl. Sprinkle scallions and walnuts on top. Lastly, dowse with hot sauce.

INFO DE NUTRITION: 460 calories | 18g protein | 22g fiber! | 13g fat (Omega-3s)

What a power plate! 95% of your daily fiber needs (the minimal recommendation is 28 grams.) Walnuts meet your Omega-3 needs and join crisp apples in providing crunch.

Best Dishes,

The Hippie Happy Foodist™

1 Comment

  1. Tastes like autumn in a bowl! I added olive oil to the sweet potatoes and they were even crispier! Are you anti-oil?

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