Collard greens are one of the healthiest foods you can put into your body, but cooked greens emit a sulfurous smell and taste that turns many people off who aren’t used to eating dark green vegetables. The solution? Rolling up raw collard green halves with a rich, moist, acne-friendly stuffing for a quick-to-make, easy-to-transport, fast-and-healthy snack. They are truly delicious this way.

The most important ingredient for a successfully tasty collard green wrap? Moisture! The recipes below use avocado, hummus, or olive oil to give a creamy consistency that works well against the crunchiness of the collard greens.

To assemble: Trim off and throw away the stem of a collard green to make a “V,” then cut the leaf in half. Place 1/2 – 3/4 cup of whatever you want to stuff your greens with in the middle of the leaf and roll up. You can bite into a long roll, cut it in half, or cut it into 1-inch portions (sushi style).

These are some make-ahead meal ideas straight from my lunchtime repertoire:


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With these three no-cook meals in your arsenal, you should be able to get healthy greens in your diet most days of the week. Which one are you going to try first?

Do you have any ideas of your own on great ways to use collard greens?

Share them in the comments below!


Clean Eating for Clear Skin team

Photo and adapted recipe credit: Jordan Breal, Sodium Girl, Kimberly Snyder

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