We all know and understand the benefits of including greens in our diets – leafy greens are high in vitamins and minerals, full of fiber, and will improve your overall health and mood.
#1 Use tons of leafy greens in your salads
#2 Grow your own leafy greens!
#3 Buy a new leafy green kind you’ve never tried before
#4 Drink your leafy greens!
|Banana Kale Smoothie|
#5 Include more leafy greens in your everyday recipes
Try and toss some spinach in your favorite Indian dish, or sprinkle chopped parsley on top of your pasta. There are about million ways to include greens in recipes, but instead of looking for new recipes, add a twist to your own dinner, lunch or breakfast recipes. Adding the greens fresh while serving, or right near the end of the cooking process, is the best way to preserve the nutrients of the greens.
#6 Make some green sauce, spread or dressing
It might come off as a strange habit, but actually, some of the sauces we all eat and love are made of leafy greens anyway – pesto is a perfect example. There are other sauces you can make for your pasta dish, salad dressing or a simple spread for your morning sandwich. Look for recipes that are vegan so you can make sure it is healthy and good for you.
#7 Add leafy greens to your sandwiches!
That’s an easy one. When making a sandwich, any sandwich (well, maybe not peanut butter and jam sandwich, but you get the point) – include greens in it. Not just for health reasons, greens in sandwiches can also keep the sandwich fresh longer, as the wet layers like tomatoes or pickles will have a buffer and will not wet the bread.
|You can also eat your greens as is – give it a try, it’s nice!|
I hope this post is helpful. If you have more tips on how to eat more greens please leave a comment below. I’ll also be happy to see you on My Vegan Jukebox Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest.
And just before you’re gone for the next blog post, here’s a song I just love love love. I was born in the 80’s and grew up on 90’s music, and Green Day is one of my favorite 90’s bands. Sorry for the obvious pun, it seemed like a good opportunity to share some Green Day music 🙂
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