Creative ways to eat more green veggies!
When it comes to Veggies, green ones tend to be the least liked and the ones that invoke the strongest "I don't like___" than any other vegetable! Let's take a look at a few ways to add more greens in to your lifestyle in such a way that you actually like it too!
“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” - Doug Larson
Here are some recipes to get you started. If it helps, tell yourself you're being sneaky!
Black Bean and Spinach Burritos - Served from Scratch
Arugula Tomato Cheese Pizza - Half baked Harvest
Green Goddess Bowls - Damn Delicious
Balsamic Roasted Brussels sprouts - Cookie and Kate
Vibrant Collard Green Wraps - Minimalist Baker
Kale Chips - Oh She Glows
Roasted Bok Choy - The Spruce Eats
Roasted Green Beans - Two Peas and Their Pod
Other ways to add Get your Greens on
Top your burger with pea sprouts or other micro-greens.
Add #veggies to your fruit smoothie, the sweetness of the fruit will help cut the strong veggie taste.
Add Dehydrated Veggie powder to smoothies, soups, and sauces.
Puree Veggies and add the puree to soups, chili, spaghetti sauce, burrito sauce and more.
Arugula can be eaten like a salad, but can also be cooked like spinach. This give lots of options. Add it on top, sauté with onions, add to a salad, top a pizza...
Dip veggies in your favorite dressing, peanut butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, or cream cheese. - Try to reduce the dip amount over time.
Lightly boil or steam green veggies. This can cut the strong taste.
Sometimes presentation makes a difference. If I cut veggies into fancy shapes my kids always ate twice as much.
Be persistent. It can take 7-20 exposures for the tastebuds to adapt.
Over time your body starts to crave healthy food. Listen to the wisdom of the body.
Why should I eat my Greens anyway???!!!
Fiber - Fiber helps keep you regular, feeds good gut bacteria, can help guard against blood sugar spikes, lowers cholesterol levels, helps with weight, and overall health.
Minerals and vitamins
Antioxidants and phytonutrients
low in calories - Vegetables are low in calories, but high in nutrition, what we call nutritionally dense.
Reduced risk of heart disease
May help improve blood pressure levels
Supports brain health
Supports healthy skin
Supports healthy aging
Supports bone health
supports the immune system
Ok? Are you ready to get your greens on?
Tag us if you try one of these ideas!
Want to dig a little deeper? Grab the Ebook! Green Eating Guide!
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