Braised Southern Greens

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These can be made in the slow cooker, greens can be bought already washed and chopped in the vegetable section of the grocery store. Use your favorite sturdy greens for this recipe; collard, mustard, kale or turnip

Serves 8-10 Cook Time 6 1/2 hours on low or 3 1/2 hours on high

3 ham bones
1 ½ lb fresh greens
1 large onion (halved and sliced)
1 tsp garlic
1 can low-sodium chicken broth
2 C water as needed
1/3 C spenda
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp salt


  1. Coarsely chop greens and set aside. Place hame bones, chicken broth and 1 cup of water into a 5-6 quart crock pot. Add onion, splenda, red pepper and salt. Top with greens.
  2. Cover and cook until greens are tender. Remove ham bones and let them cool. Cut the meat off the bone and discard the skin and fat. Chop the meat and stir it back into the crock pot.

Nutritional Information Per 1 C servings calories 40, fat 4g, protein 5g, carbohydrates 6g, fiber 2.8g, sodium 150mg

Recommended for patients on the Modified Profast (Fast and Flexible) Program,  Nutriplus (Balance Your Pyramid) Program or Maintenance Program.

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