Greens

Photograph of a bunch of collard greens on a white background.

Cooking greens are high in nutrition and high in flavor! They are often available fresh in several months of the year and also available canned and frozen.



Cooking Greens Recipes

USDA. NAL. SNAP-Ed Connection.

Recipes containing cooking greens from the SNAP-Ed Connection Recipe Finder database.


Fruits and Vegetables Lesson: Leafy Greens (PDF | 371KB)

University of Georgia.

Lesson plan for older adults teaches the health benefits of leafy greens, such as spinach, collards, turnip greens, kale, mustard greens, and dark salad. Review how to choose, store, cook and prepare them. Includes handouts, worksheets, activities, recipes and references.


Watch Your Garden Grow

University of Illinois Extension.

Web site contains in depth information on cooking greens including varieties, planting and growing as well as selection, storage and nutritional information and preparation techniques.


Functional Food: Deep Leafy Green Vegetables

Pennsylvania State University Extension.

Perfect for a lesson on leafy green vegetables, this page includes links to a lesson plan, a Power Point presentation, a fact sheet, tip sheets, a crossword puzzle, recipes, and an evaluation booklet.


Leafy Greens Lesson Plans

The Leafy Greens Council.

Lessons featuring the "cruciferous crusaders" which can be incorporated into language arts, math, social studies, and science/health classes. Culminating activities, a test with answer key, trading cards, and coloring pages also available. Other areas of web site includes information about selection, storage, preparation, recipes and "top 10 reasons to eat your greens".


Collard Greens: Nutrition. Selection. Storage.

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

This page contains nutrition information for collard greens and tips on how to select, store and prepare them. Also included are links to other relevant information including Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Collard Greens, that gives new and different ways to add this vegetable to your diet.


Kale: Food $ense Guide to Eating Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (PDF | 222 KB)

Utah State University Cooperative Extension.

This document provides a broad overview of kale including information on availability, selection, storage, and preparation. Nutrition highlights and recipes containing kale are also included.


Spinach: Food $ense Guide to Eating Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (PDF | 204 KB)

Utah State University Cooperative Extension.

This document provides a broad overview of spinach including availability, selection, storage, and preparation. Nutrition highlights and recipes containing spinach are also included.


Kale: Nutrition. Selection. Storage

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

This page contains nutrition information for kale and tips on how to select, store and prepare it. Also included are links to other relevant information including Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Kale, that gives new and different ways to add this vegetable to your diet.


Spinach: Nutrition. Selection. Storage

This page contains nutrition information for spinach and tips on how to select, store and prepare it. Also included are links to other relevant information including Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Spinach, that gives new and different ways to add this vegetable to your diet.


Swiss Chard: Nutrition. Selection. Storage

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

This page contains nutrition information for swiss chard and tips on how to select, store and prepare it.


Mustard Greens: Nutrition. Selection. Storage.

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

This page contains nutrition information for mustard greens and tips on how to select, store and prepare it.


Okra: Nutrition. Selection. Storage.

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

This page contains nutrition information for okra and tips on how to select, store and prepare it.