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Beans & Greens
Beans & Greens

This is a favorite of mine because I am notoriously bad at getting my daily greens in via salad. It’s fast to throw together, especially if you use no-salt-added canned beans in lieu of cooking them from scratch.

2 cups dried black eyed peas

1 yellow onion, diced

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon of your favorite no-salt seasoning blend

½-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

water, veggie broth, or bean water for sautéing

1 bunch kale, chopped

1 bunch collard greens, chopped

1. Soak the beans for a few hours, rinse, and add them to a medium saucepan. Cover with a couple inches of water, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium, and simmer for 30 minutes.

2. While the beans are simmering, heat a tablespoon of water in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the water starts to sputter, add the onion and cook while stirring for 3-5 minutes, adding water as needed. Throw in the minced garlic, no-salt seasoning, and red pepper flakes, and cook for another minute.

3. Add the greens along with some water, veggie broth, or bean water for sautéing. Continue adding liquid as needed and allow to cook for about 10-15 minutes, uncovered, stirring every few minutes.

4. Drain and add the cooked black-eyed peas to the greens. Stir it up and you are ready to go!

Photo by Dillon Holmes

Dillon Holmes
Dillon Holmes

Dillon Holmes began the Well Your World YouTube channel and Facebook group to provide support and camaraderie for people transitioning to and maintaining a health-promoting lifestyle. Although learning how to live this way is obviously very important, what Dillon felt was missing was a place to come together to celebrate our successes and vent about our challenges. His videos include cooking demos, Q&A sessions, and relaxed chats covering topics such as social pressures and calorie density. He also offers a biweekly LIVE interactive cooking show that you can learn more about at Join him in the Well Your World Facebook group at Head to and search “Well Your World,” plus the name of each of his recipes here to enjoy a cooking video.

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