Thyroid Diet Starter Kit
Thyroid Diet Starter Kit

Steamed Collard Greens

Posted on by Magdalena
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This is so fast to make and it is so nutritious, you have to love me for this. No other way. Turns out, collard greens beat even broccoli, chards and brussel sprouts when it comes to overall health benefits. Collard greens excel at : (a) detoxing the body, (b) adding antioxidants, and (c) lowering the inflammatory conditions of our body.

You do NOT want to overcook the collard greens as they will then smell of sulfur. So, keep the steaming to no more than 5 min.

Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 5 min
Makes: 2-3 servings

The Ingredients

  • One bunch of collard greens
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 1 tbsp of sesame seeds
  • salt and pepper
  • Seaweed, like wakame (optional)

The Making

  1. Wash and cut the collard greens into 1.5 inch ribbons (cut out the stem)
  2. Place in a steam basket and steam for no more than 5 min
  3. If using wakame seaweed, soak it for 5-10 min (follow instructions)
  4. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper into a dressing
  5. Toast sesame seeds on a pan, careful not to burn them
  6. Pour dressing over collard greens and add the sesame seeds and seaweed.


2 Responses to Steamed Collard Greens

Avatar Kristen says: April 29, 2013 at 10:04 am

I would love to try this. However, im slightly confused because I was told collard greens were a goitrogenic food and that I should avoid those foods since I have a thyroid problem. Is it all about moderation?

Avatar Magdalena says: April 29, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Cooking any goiterous veggies reduces their thyroid-inhibiting properties in 70%. So in moderation they are ok.


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