Eat Your Greens for Spring
You know greens are healthy for you. Your mother told you to eat them when you were little to make you strong; but are you getting enough in your diet? Becoming a green eating machine is not as difficult as you might think. You just have to know how to add them into your diet. Here are some ways to sneak in those greens. Your health depends on it!
Smoothies: What better way to get your greens than to drink them in a smoothie! For example, mask the taste with fruit and you won’t even know you are eating spinach.
Omelets: Turn your breakfast into a veggie fest by adding spinach, arugula, beet greens, parsley or cilantro and salsa into your eggs for a delicious twist!
Grilled: Roasting veggies is one of the easiest ways to enjoy a flavorful dish. Grilled endive and radicchio are not commonly grilled foods but are flavorful companions to peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Even throwing a portobello mushroom on the grill instead of steak will offer a healthier dish with a meaty flavor.
Baked: Baking or roasting veggies is as easy as 1-2-3. Throw some kale on a baking sheet, spray with olive oil, massage 3 tablespoons of your favorite Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut or Seed Butter, sprinkle with sea salt and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. You can also roast Brussels sprouts for a dish that is delish!
Shredded: When shredded finely, even tougher greens become easy to handle. You can shred these greens for a healthy garnish on mashed potatoes or mix them into your favorite salad.
Wrap them up: Instead of using a tortilla, crunchy greens that contain a good amount of water, such as Swiss chard, bok choy, escarole, or romaine, make fantastic wraps for a variety of fillings, ranging from roasted eggplant, tomatoes, onion, and garlic to teriyaki chicken made with Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut or Seed Butter.
These are some unique ways to make your diet more colorful this spring. Make sure to eat at least one green veggie a day, if not more! There are so many fun ways to wrap, toss, blend or shred those veggies that you can easily add them to any meal!