In other words, add a new green veggie to your diet this week. It could be spinach, kale, a new variety of lettuce, fresh green beans, even sprouts!
Most Americans are not eating enough green vegetables. Heck, some aren’t eating ANY green vegetables. And sadly, those that do eat some greens, often eat low nutrient value iceberg lettuce. The dark, leafy greens are especially valuable as most contain minerals such as calcium and iron, folic acid, and vitamins A, C and E. In addition, they are an excellent source of carotenoids, phytochemicals and micronutrients. All of this in one vegetable!
This one couldn’t be easier. Just go to the store, buy something green, bring it home and prepare it! Need some inspiration?
- sautéed Green Beans
- Kale Chips
- A yummy green smoothie
- Try a pasta dish and add green peppers and spinach
- Add greens to your favorite soup
- A fresh salad full of veggies (no iceberg, try romaine, watercress, spinach, etc.)
- Spinach Omelet
If you are just looking for some fun new recipes for greens, check out this book – it’s one of my favorites:
Need more help getting greens into your diet? Looking for other ways to easily improve your health – and your life? As a Certified Health Coach, I can support you in creating the balanced, vibrant, healthier life you desire