Enjoy an authentic taste of the South with these 7 collard greens recipes

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We all know that leafy green veggies are an important part of a healthy diet, but sometimes it can be hard. Who wants to make space on their plate for unappetizing vegetables when there are so many other tasty foods to enjoy?
However, these amazing Southern collard greens recipes are yummy enough to convince even the biggest veggie-haters to change their minds!
1. Crockpot collard greens with Cajun spices (h/t Dr. Axe)
This crockpot collard greens recipe is so tasty, and it's pretty healthy as well! The recipe calls for chicken bone broth, which is known for its health benefits. The greens also have a nice smoky flavor from the paprika!
2. Vegan collard greens with mushrooms (h/t Serious Eats)
Most collard greens recipes call for meat, but this vegan version uses mushrooms instead! It's perfect for Meatless Monday or for when you're having vegan friends over for dinner.
3. Southern collard greens with bacon (h/t Kitch Me)
Mmm.... bacon! This collard greens recipe is more traditional, calling for bacon and chicken broth, and it's guaranteed to be a hit at the dinner table. Even your kids will gobble it up!
4. Spicy collard greens (h/t Spicy Southern Kitchen)
If you love spicy food, this is the perfect recipe for you. There's no shortage of flavor here — collard greens are the star of the show, but they get their zing from hot sauce and red pepper flakes.
5. Sweetened collard greens (h/t This Mama Cooks)
These sweetened collard greens definitely aren't a dessert, but they're a good way to satisfy your sweet tooth! The recipe calls for maple syrup and black forest ham — a perfect combination!
6. Southern collard greens with smoked turkey wings (h/t Mom In The City)
This recipe for Southern collard greens with smoked turkey wings is nice and simple — it only calls for greens, turkey, salt, sugar, and hot sauce! However, it's just as tasty as any other collard greens recipe out there.
7. Healthy collard greens (h/t Skinny Ms.)
If you're trying to watch your waistline, you might want a recipe that's a bit lower in fat than some traditional collard greens recipes. It uses olive oil, smoked turkey wings, and onion and garlic for flavor.
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