Healthy Green Vegetables Recipes
We all know that getting more greens into our diets is a sure-fire way to improve our health. Unfortunately, knowing something and doing something are two very different things. But luckily, increasing your intake of Green Vegetables Recipes is one of the easiest (and most painless) ways to get on the track to being healthy. With winter finally in the rear view mirror. And the abundance of fresh vegetables now at your disposal, why not try to incorporate more greens into your family’s diet this year? You’ll be rewarded with more energy, clearer skin, and a general sense of well-being. Plus, you can feel less guilty about any treats you indulge in, knowing there’s more balance in your diet.
Here are some easy ways to start getting your Green Vegetables Recipes
1. Smoothies This is the easiest way to start your “green” day right. Toss in a few handfuls of kale, spinach, or other mild tasting greens into your smoothies. Try avocados for a creamy green addition! Fruit juice and yogurt will disguise any lingering “green” taste and even the most critical eaters won’t notice the changes.
2. Kale Chips Kale chips are all the rage in current health circles, and for good reason – they’re delicious. Wash and dry kale leave thoroughly, coat lightly with olive oil and roast in a hot oven set to 350 degrees. Cook for 10-15 minutes and when leaves are dried, remove from oven and cool. Sprinkle with seas salt and serve with a healthy dip or on their own. Kids especially will love these “green chips.”
3. Salads Summer isn’t summer without an abundance of salads. But try to move away from the traditional fat-filled salads like creamy coleslaws and Cesar salads with bacon this year. You won’t lose any of the flavors by substituting delicious Greek salads made with romaine lettuce and low-fat feta. Or, try the oil and vinegar red and green coleslaw with cilantro and cashews. Most grocery stores offer pre-bagged salad blends that are a great way to introduce new green varieties to your family.
Green Vegetables Recipe
4. Sneaky Moves Incorporate greens into dishes which will camouflage their taste. Spinach is a very mild tasting green when cooked on its own or served raw. Blend it into spaghetti sauces or even blueberry dessert dishes. The dark color will hide the spinach and its taste will be almost imperceptible.
5. Variety Don’t limit your greens intake to the usual suspects.Experiment with different, more “unusual” greens to see what your family prefers. Spicier greens like Arugula and Radicchio are better served in combination with other greens. Until taste buds develop for these stronger flavors.
The best way to incorporate changes in your family’s diet is by making small, steady changes. Don’t implement all the above ideas in one week or you’re bound for a mutiny. Try a smoothie a few days a week until everyone adjusts. And then maybe start doubling portion sizes of salads to make them the primary side dish. In no time at all, you’ll be enjoying all the nutritional benefits of Green Vegetables Recipe in your diet.