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Is There a Low-Fat Version of Paula Deen's Collard Greens Recipe?

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Though there is no actual low-fat version of Paula Deen's collar greens recipe, simple changes can be made to transform the recipe into a low-fat dish. The two components in the recipe that are high in fat are butter and smoked meat. Butter is easily swapped for a lower fat spread, and meat can be substituted with low-fat smoked meats.

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Alternatives to butter that have less fat include light or diet margarine and whipped butter. Another option is to use a smaller amount of real butter instead of the full tablespoon that the original recipe calls for.

The Paula Deen recipe recommends smoked ham or turkey that contains a bone. Choosing smoked white turkey meat rather than dark meat is an easy swap that reduces the fat content.

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