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Live Well Recipe: Grits and Greens

Try our Grits and Greens recipe. Green leafy vegetables, such as collards, are high in vitamin C, which your body loves. Serves 1.


1/2 serving quick cooking grits, cooked according to package

1/2 tablespoon butter

Salt and pepper to taste

1 egg

1/2 cup collard greens, chopped

2 tablespoons water

Hot sauce, optional


Pour cooked grits in serving bowl and season with butter, salt and pepper.

In a small skillet, cook the egg to how you like it.

In a microwave-safe bowl, add collard greens and water. Cover tightly and microwave for 2 minutes. Drain water.

Spoon the greens over the grits, then top with the egg. Add hot sauce, if desired.

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