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Collard Greens with Ham and Onion Recipe

Atkins Collard Greens with Ham and Onion
Net Atkins Count ™
Prep Time: 35 Minutes
Cook Time: 120 Minutes
Phase: Phase 2
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 small Onions
  • 4 oz, boneless, cooked Fresh Ham
  • 2 lb Collards
  • 2 cup Chicken Broth, Bouillon or Consomme
  • 4 fl oz Sauvignon Blanc Wine
  • 1/4 cup Vinegar (Cider)
  • 1 oz, raw (yield after cooking) Salt Pork
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter Stick


  1. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet with a tight-fitting lid over medium-high heat. Small dice the onion and ham.  Add them to the hot oil and sauté until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. 
  2. Remove the hard stems from the collard greens and coarsely chop.  Add to the pan along with the broth, wine, vinegar, whole salt pork, red pepper flakes and salt; stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook 1½ hours, stirring occasionally. 
  3. Uncover and add butter. Cook an additional 10 minutes, with cover off, stirring occasionally. Discard salt pork and serve immediately.

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How we calculate the Net Atkins Count™

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fiber and polyols (such as glycerin and sugar alcohols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fiber and polyols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.