It may seem impossible to eat more greens every day, but I’m here to tell you it’s not! Green vegetables are just one of the many vegetables you should be eating each day. You should be aiming to eat 2-3 cups of vegetables every day. Did you just cringe at your computer? Two to three cups is so easy! Let’s start with just talking about greens.
Green vegetables include spinach, kale, collard greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, zucchini, cucumber, celery, etc. I bet you can think of a few more. Dark green leafy vegetables are the ones you hear about the most. They are packed with vitamins A, C, K, folate, iron and calcium.
Green vegetables aren’t reserved for just salads. Check out these 4 ideas to eat more greens in your daily diet:
When that bag of leafy greens (spinach, kale, etc.) is about to go bad – freeze it! Then you can add a handful of frozen greens to any smoothie. You definitely can’t taste it and that’s a whole serving right there.
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2) Side Dish:
I love the flavor of greens so why not roast some broccoli and Brussels sprouts or sauté spinach, kale, and collard greens. Get creative with herbs and spices to find create your new favorite dinner side.
Any dish with eggs could use some greens! Add cooked broccoli or zucchini to mini egg muffins and omelets. You can throw some spinach or kale into a morning scramble.
Virtually every soup can hide vegetables if you really struggle to eat them. This goes for all types of veggies not just greens. Try making a bean soup or chili or chicken soup and adding extra vegetables.
I bet you can come up with some other ideas!