Simple Sautéed Greens

Greens are one of the easiest thing to grow in gardens or containers throughout our province in the summer and even in the winter on the coast. Children can build food literacy by helping to tend the plants, harvest the leaves, wash them and tear them into bite-sized pieces. Nutritional yeast is a great way to add flavour and nutrition and minimize the use of salt. If it’s hard to find in your community, a splash of soy sauce or a sprinkle of salt works too.

12 child size portions
Preparation Time
15 minutes
Cooking Time
Common Allergens
Equipment List
Stove top
Large skillet or frying pan
Cutting board
large bunches greens (e.g. kale, chard)
1/4 cup
olive oil
garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup
nutritional yeast
1/4 cup
apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)

1.    Remove the stems from the greens and rip the leaves into bite-size pieces (a great job for kids of any age!). 
2.    In large skillet, heat olive oil on medium-low then add the garlic. Stir briefly until just turning golden then add the greens.
3.    Cook, stirring frequently, until the greens are wilted and much of the water has been released and evaporated. Add the nutritional yeast and vinegar.
4.    Serve warm.

Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD

Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.

Simple Sauteed Greens
Simple Sautéed Greens