We all know vegetables are a must-have in a healthy, balanced lifestyle. But sometimes we can begin to feel that if we have one more salad… we are going to scream, cry or start rocking back and forth in a corner somewhere. Now we don’t want you to resort to this, therefore we have come up with 5 creative ways to eat more greens.
Greens are not only important for a healthier lifestyle but they are low in calories and full in fibre, which is a key component in weight loss and weight management.
So, how can you creatively eat more greens you ask? (Whilst throwing your bowl of salad across the room) they are listed below:
Juicing is a healthy and easy way of incorporating your greens into your diet. Try one of our favourite juice recipes, The Clean and Green Juice. Throw 6 kale leaves, a handful of spinach, 1 cucumber, 4 celery stalks, 2 green apples, ½ lemon and a 1-inch knob of ginger root into a blender and enjoy.
Crunch on some chips
Don’t get too ahead of yourself here, we know you getting tired of the same old salad but this doesn’t mean you break your diet with processed chips although they may be tasty. We’re talking about veggie chips! Making homemade chips from kale is a fun and delicious way of getting those greens into your diet. Don’t believe us? Try out Southwestern Kale Chips.
Coat your kale in some pepper, cayenne pepper, chilli powder, cumin, garlic, salt and a little bit of olive oil. Bake at 200 degrees for 20 minutes, turning over after 10. Enjoy!
Wrap it up
Ditch those conventional and processed wraps and bread and instead spoon ingredients into a wrap of lettuce leaves or collard leaves. Delicious, light and incredibly easy.
Relax with a soup
Whether you prefer them chunky or smooth soups are a great way to get more vegetables into your diet. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for some delicious soup recipes.
Bring ‘em on for breakfast
Try adding some green vegetables to breakfast every single day. You can do this by simply adding some spinach, kale and spring onion to an omelette or breakfast wrap. A breakfast dish we absolutely love is the skinny protein breakfast frittata. Give it a go.
Whisk 8 large egg whites, 1 whole egg, 1-cup baby spinach, ¼ cup reduced-fat feta cheese, 4 sundried tomatoes and some salt and pepper. Pour into 6 ramekins. Bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes or until eggs puff.
Mix them into burger recipes
Burgers are always a delicious idea for dinner, especially when they are in between two grilled Portobello mushrooms with sweet potato fries on the side (the recipe is on our blog). Take them up a healthy notch by adding some chopped spinach to the turkey mince for the patty… you can thank us later.