Meatless Monday – Winter Greens with Feta

Last week when I was picking up lunch at Whole Foods they were sampling this dish at the front of the store, so I stopped to get a taste. Completely surprised at how delicious it was, I promptly purchased all the ingredients so I could make it this weekend.

I’ll admit that greens have never really excited me much, but knowing how nutrient-packed they are, I really should eat them more often. Now that I’ve discovered this tasty, easy-to-cook dish, that won’t be a problem!

Winter Greens with Carrots, Feta Cheese and Rice

Serves 4. Adapted from Whole Foods.


1/2 red onion, finely chopped

3 cups of shredded carrots

2 bunches kale*, stems removed, leaves very thinly sliced (or use 16 0z bag of ready-to-cook)

1/4 cup water

Salt & ground black pepper to taste

1/4 lb Feta cheese, crumbled

2 cups whole grain brown rice, prepared according to package directions


Heat a deep non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add carrots, greens, water, salt and pepper and toss well. Cover and cook over medium heat, tossing once or twice, until greens are wilted and tender, 10-15 minutes. Toss with Feta cheese and spoon over brown rice. Suggestion: serve with lemon wedges for even more flavor.

*any dark leafy greens will work (Swiss chard, collard greens)


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Photo Credit: Whole Foods