5 Ways To Sneak in more greens in your Diet
How many of us can say that we have scoffed at the thought of eating a salad for breakfast or lunch – or for any meal for that matter? We certainly have! But alas, it is important to include fresh leafy greens to your diet because they are packed with Vitamin A, B, E, K and full of essential minerals like magnesium, iron, calcium and so many others minerals! Read on to find out how to include more greens in your daily diet without resorting to salads!
Blend, blend and blend :
Don’t like chewing greens for what seems like an endless period of time? Make it into a smoothie! Blend together a bunch of leafy greens of your choice, and blend with a small amount of water. Once it is blended, add bananas, figs, mangoes, pineapple – any fruit of your choice – and blend again. This way, your smoothie tastes yummy and you get your daily intake of fruits as well as greens!
Sneak it in your breakfast :
Making scrambled eggs for breakfast? Just when they are done, add a little bit of finely chopped spinach and toss. This way you’ll be starting your day with a nice healthy portion of leafies! Or you can even bake your eggs in a ‘kale cup’ or eat your omelet in a lettuce wrap for a health kick. Start your day full of fresh greens.
Slurp it :
Not a fan of smoothies? No problem. Green leafy vegetables can also be blended into making tasty, savory soups that will leave you feeling full for a long time. Skip your regular dinner, and make yourself a hearty bowl of green soup – toss in other vegetables for good measure, like mushrooms, peas or even tofu!
Snack on it :
Snacking on greens? Yes, it’s possible! You can easily make baked kale chips which is a much healthier alternative to the regular fried potato chips! Season these crispy chips with a pinch of salt and a dash of lemon for a filling yet tasty snack. Say goodbye to wafers and fried cheesy snacks when hunger strikes – and say hello to delicious, healthy goodness that are kale chips.
Add it to noodles and pastas! :
Who said greens can only be eaten by themselves? Toss some finely chopped spinach with your whole wheat pasta or noodles just before they become al dente (or zucchini spirals - zoodles, if you are looking for an even healthier option), and drain and cook as normal. You have just added a power boost of greens to your otherwise normal meal! Keep the sauce light in order to keep the calorie count in check.
So next time you feel hunger creeping up, don’t order take out – just whip up some amazing healthy dishes with plenty of leafy greens and live healthier! Pick out the freshest ingredients only at your nearest Ratnadeep store!