10 Easy Ways to Eat More Greens
Green vegetables, especially leafy green vegetables are rich sources of
nutrients, not only for your overall health, but also for fertility. Leafy
greens are rich in folate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Spring is
a great time to work on increasing your intake of greens, as they start
to become available locally at farmers' markets. Here are some easy
ways to incorporate more greens into your diet:
1) Add sautéed greens like kale, chard, or spinach to scrambled
eggs or an omelet, frittata, or egg bake.
2) Add greens like kale or chard to soups toward the end of the cooking
time, and the greens will take on the flavor of the soup.
3) Add baby kale, chard, and/or spinach to taco meat to boost your intake
of greens. Do the same for other meals like enchiladas.
4) Roast Brussels sprouts or broccoli with olive oil and sprinkle with
lemon juice and/or sea salt.
5) Add spinach to tomato sauce used for pizza, pasta, zucchini noodles,
or spaghetti squash dishes.
6) Sauté mushrooms with garlic and spinach or kale for a nutrient
rich side dish.
7) Make arugula pesto by blending arugula with olive oil, garlic, salt,
pepper, and pine nuts or walnuts. Serve on spaghetti squash with white
beans or chicken and veggies.
8) Sauté chard, kale, or collard greens with garlic, and make a
sauce out of tahini and soy sauce for a savory side.
9) Add some sauerkraut or kimchi to your meal to get your daily dose of
10) Make some kale chips. These are so pleasingly crunchy, that it hardly
feels like you're eating a vegetable at all.