How to Eat More Greens

We all know that vegetables are good for us. And a lot of us are in a constant quest to eat more greens. But every time we vow to eat healthier, our gut instinct is to reach for a salad. And for good reason! Green leafy vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals! They are also full of fiber, which helps you feel full without all the empty calories.

We stick to our salad diet for a while, enjoying different toppings and dressings and making it as exciting as possible. But, one can only eat so many salads! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good salad, but it’s certainly not the only way to take in the goodness of greens!

Here are 5 creative ways to sneak in more greens into your meals. It’s a great way to keep things interesting for you, and if you have kids, it’s a wonderful way to get them to eat more greens as well!

 

 

  1. Breakfast

Who said you can’t have greens for breakfast? It’s not too hard at all! Throw some greens into your omelette or scrambled eggs, or try these yummy make-ahead muffins. Craving for something sweet? Chelsea clinton’s idea of sneaking them into pancakes isn’t too bad at all! Though twitter had a total meltdown, I think it’s an awesome idea!

2. Chips

You heard it right–chips! One way to eat more greens is to make something you love to eat! If you’re a savory snacker, try making a batch of kale chips. They’re super easy to make and are a million times healthier than your favorite store bought crisps!

3.Wraps

Think of the lettuce as a vessel and the opportunities are endless! The most obvious way is to replace your flour tortillas with some lettuce and make it a lettuce wrap! Take it to the next level and substitute taco shells, burger buns, and tortilla chips with your favorite greens! You cut down on empty calories significantly, without having to cut down on flavor.

 

 

4. Soups and Stews

Another easy way to eat more greens is by adding them to your soups and stews! You can simply throw in some veggies into your famous chili recipe and you’re all set! Not only are they hearty and healthy, they’re super easy to make too! Just add all the ingredients in a crockpot, leave it for a few hours, and enjoy! Give these veggie crockpot recipes a try and see how yummy veggies can be!

5. Drinks!

If you don’t want to eat your greens, drink it up! Smoothies are a great way to pack in the nutrients while you’re on the go, and they’re so versatile. Make your favorite smoothie and just throw in a handful of spinach or kale into your blender. Trust me, you won’t even taste the difference!

You can also make some green juices. If you make them right, they can be pretty tasty! Try these juice recipes guaranteed to pack in the nutrients AND flavor!

Another way to drink up your nutrients is by sipping on some tea. Not only are they full of antioxidants, some teas have metabolism-boosting properties that will help your body burn more calories.

 

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Kylie

Hi, i'm Kylie! I'm an organic obsessed, food and fitness junkie who loves learning new ways to better myself and my health! On a typical day you can find me running on the beach, in the kitchen cooking up my favorite recipe, or checking out the local farmers market!

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