Hot Tip: How to Prep Those Leafy Greens

how to wash leafy greens

I was out the other night with two friends who bonded over the fact that neither of them is particularly confident in the kitchen. They talked about how overwhelming it is to find a suitable recipe, figure out where to buy ingredients, and know what to do with them. As someone who’s profession involves hours in the kitchen, I have to admit, I couldn’t relate. But a day later, while staring down a compute, trying to navigate the mysteries of Excel, and ready to toss my Mac out the window, I understood their pain.

Which brings me to a cool new resource for amateur cooks, or anyone really, who cares to cook good, wholesome meals. Called Super Food Cards, it’s part cookbook, part guidebook, written by Casey Seidenberg and Katherine Sumner, two moms who are passionate about food and family.  It’s a “cooking class on a card” they say, with a mission “to get you into the kitchen cooking whole food without stress, confusion or too much cash.”

Sign me up.

Their “cooking class” is displayed on a series of large folding cards that are water resistant, so you can wipe them down with a sponge if you’re a messy cook like me. Each one focuses on a different ingredient or nutrient and breaks it down into approachable, bite-size pieces. Take for example, the card on dark leafy greens, which walks you through washing and prepping, step-by-step:

how to prep leafy greens

how to prep leafy greens

how to prep leafy greens

how to prep leafy greens

The remaining panels share the basics of cooking greens, detail nine different varieties, and include 10 simple recipes.  It’s essentially a deep study on dark leafies in four little pages. The other cards in the collection cover squash, beans, protein foods, broths, nuts and seeds, grains, and coconut, each one packing in an astounding amount of information.

So, if you’re feeling as overwhelmed in the kitchen as I sometimes feel at the computer, you can learn more about Super Food Cards by going here. And if you happen to know the Super Food Card equivalent for Excel, I’d be most grateful if you’d share.



Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Super Food Cards. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own. 


02.13.2015 at7:56 AM #

Nutrition a la Natalie

These look like the perfect gift for cooks and non-cooks alike!

02.13.2015 at8:41 AM #

Rebecca @BeTrulyNourished

What a great concept, plus they’re cute!

02.13.2015 at8:41 AM #

Katie Morford

They’re really well designed. The photos tell the story and they’re easy to follow.

02.13.2015 at9:20 AM #


These sound great!

02.13.2015 at9:20 AM #

Katie Morford

They’re pretty cool. I can show you mine.

02.13.2015 at10:17 AM #

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

That is such a good way to wash them! Haha! I learned something new 😉

02.13.2015 at12:12 PM #

Jessica @ Nutritioulicious

What a neat idea! And love this technique too! Thanks for sharing!

02.13.2015 at1:58 PM #

genevieve @ gratitude & greens

Love this idea! Will have to check them out 🙂

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