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Easy Crock Pot Collard Greens Recipe

For years I have struggled with my weight. Up and down it goes. I contribute it to my love for bread, cakes and other sweet treats. I must say that I don’t do many “diets”. When I am finally ready to lose weight I pretty much just eat right, reducing sugar and bread and exercise daily.

I took my son to the doctor last week and got on the scale myself. Well, I am a whopping 220lbs. Yikes! I don’t usually get on scales because I know it’s how you look and feel that matters but I must admit seeing those numbers got me to thinking about what I am doing to my body temple.

So now that I’ve determined to get my butt in gear and lose this weight I’ve been cooking healthy meals daily and exercising. My family are enjoying the meals too. Since me, my husband and daughter love collard greens, I made this easy crock pot collard greens recipe. We usually cook it on the stove but I figured hey it couldn’t hurt to try it in the crock pot. And it didn’t. The greens were delicious! My son even enjoyed them and he doesn’t usually like veggies.

easy crock pot collard greens recipe

easy crock pot collard greens recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 large bunch of collard greens
  • 3 large pieces of smoked turkey (If you’re worried about salt content you can use one piece).
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper
  • Salt, pepper to taste.

Instructions:

Clean and chop greens. Add all ingredients to the crock pot and cook on low for 5 hours. Enjoy!

You don’t have a crock pot? Here’s the crock pot I use and recommend. I received it as a Christmas present and love it.

What is your favorite way to cook veggies in your crock pot?

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For years I have struggled with my weight. Up and down it goes. I contribute it to my love for bread, cakes and other sweet treats. I must say that I don’t do many “diets”. When I am finally ready to lose weight I pretty much just eat right, reducing sugar and bread and exercise […]

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