Healthy Food Choices

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Healthy Feature Food of the Month

Healthy Door County 2020 is championing healthy choices in the school lunchroom!

The Feature Food For December is Collard Greens!

collard greens 

Collard greens (collards) describes certain loose-leafed cultivars of Brassica oleracea, the same species as many common vegetables, including cabbage (Capitata Group) and broccoli (Botrytis Group). Collard greens are part of the Acephala Group of the species, which includes kale and spring greens. They are in the same cultivar group owing to their genetic similarity. The name "collard" comes from the word "colewort" (the wild cabbage plant).

Collard Greens are good for you, just like so many of the "leafy greens" that we are encouraged to eat.   

collard greens

Try some Collard Greens Recipes this winter!