Hello my lovelies!

It is so important to include green, leafy vegetables into your daily diet. They are so good for you and are jam packed with things your body needs to stay healthy. I am always looking for new ways to incorporate green veggies into my meals, so I wanted to share with you all one of my favourite side dishes that takes under 15 minutes to make. It is so simple and the ingredients are very inexpensive. Keith and I love to pair this with fish or chicken, and a nice glass of white wine.

Ingredients:

  • Bok Choy (5-6 mini heads)  Leafy greens

                       OR

  •  One bunch of Swiss Chard (Red or white)

Tip: If you want to make a mixture of both, split the amounts in half!

  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ¼ cup chopped onion (red or white)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce  
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (alternatives – coconut or sesame oil!)Green Side Dish Ingredients
  • 1 tsp sugar or ½ tsp stevia extract
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 ½ tsp ginger powder

Optional:

  • ½ tsp spelt or whole wheat flour (this is used to thicken the sauce, if desired)

 

 Instructions

To make the sauce, combine the water, soy sauce,    oil, sugar, chilli, turmeric, and ginger in a large frying pan over medium heat. If you want to  thicken the sauce, add in the flour at this point. Add  in the garlic and onion and cook 2-3 minutes until  onion has softened.

Cooking the Sauce

If you are using swiss chard, chop up the stem into 1-2 inch pieces and add to the pan.  Cook until softened (apx 5 minutes). Add in the chopped leaves and cook for 3-5 minutes until wilted.

If you are using bok choy, slice in half vertically and add to the pan. Cook until softened (apx 3-5 minutes).

If you are using a combination of both boy choy and swiss chard (my personal favourite ), add in the sliced bok choy with the swiss chard leaves after the swiss chard stems have softened.

Serves 2-4 people.  Cooking Ginger Chili Greens

 

I hope you all enjoy this recipe!  It is so cheap and easy to make, plus it is a very simple way to get in all your greens for the day.

If you end up trying it out, make sure to send me a pic. 🙂

See you next Wednesday!

-Courtney

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