Delicious (and Simple!) Ways to Cook with Leafy Greens

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While growing older puts you at risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition that results in blurred vision, a high-fat diet lacking antioxidants also plays a role. According to the American Optometric Association, a daily dose of ten milligrams of lutein and two milligrams of zeaxanthin (found in one cup of leafy greens like kale, spinach, and collard greens) can improve vision and reduce the risk of developing AMD. Protect your sight with one of these easy-to-make meals:

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Spinach Scramble

1 cup chopped sautéed spinach + 2 eggs + 1 ounce goat cheese + ¼ cup sautéed yellow onion


Kale Pasta

Whole wheat linguine + 1 cup sautéed kale + ½ cup spaghetti sauce

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Collard Green Quesadilla

2 whole wheat tortillas + 1 cup sautéed collard greens + 3 ounces grilled chicken + 2 ounces Monterey Jack cheese

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