Seasoned collard greens

By Loren M. Blinde, PhD Aug 23, 2022 • 25 min

Dark green, leafy collard greens are nutritional superstars, full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. If you’re living with diabetes, this quick-to-prepare soul food recipe is a great way to bring some superfood power—and super flavor—to your plate.


  • 2 tsp. sodium-free, powdered, instant chicken bouillon
  • 2 c. water
  • 2 packages (9 oz.) frozen collard greens, thawed
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove (or 1 tsp.) minced garlic
  • 2 slices uncooked turkey bacon, chopped
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • Cider vinegar (to taste)


Step 1:

Stir together bouillon and water in a pan. Bring to a boil over high heat.

Step 2:

Add greens, onion, garlic, bacon, brown sugar and salt. Reduce heat to low-medium and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes; stir occasionally.

Step 3:

Drain the greens well and season each serving with cider vinegar to taste.

Nutrition facts

7 servings

Serving size: 1/2 cup

Amount per serving

Calories: 53 

Total carbohydrate: 8g; dietary fiber: 3g

Protein: 3g

Total fat: 1g; saturated fat: < 1g

Cholesterol: 3mg

Sodium: 171mg

Adapted from
Published August 2022.

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