15 Tasty Ways to Eat More Leafy Greens (That Aren’t Salads)

There’s no denying it: eating leafy greens is vital to your health. Leafy greens are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, while being low in calories. Watercress, chard, beet greens and Romaine lettuce even top the list of ‘most nutrient-dense fruit and vegetables‘. Thanks to all these nutrients, leafy greens boost your immunity, support your bone health and digestion, and improve your inflammatory response. What’s more, chlorophyll, the green pigment that gives leafy greens their color, is also known to support your body natural detoxification process.

Salads and smoothies are the obvious – and popular- choice to get your greens in. But when it’s cold and dark outside, you might crave more warming foods. How can you still eat more leafy greens without resorting to a side salad and green smoothie?

Try these 15 tasty recipes to get your daily dose of leafy greens. 

Collard Green Wraps from Honestly Yum

Eat More Leafy Greens: Collard Green Wraps from Honestly YUM | The Health Sessions

 

Vegetarian Pizza with Autumn Toppings from The Awesome Green

Eat More Leafy Greens: Vegetarian Pizza with Autumn Toppings from The Awesome Green | The Health Sessions

 

Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad with Herbed White Beans from Minimalist Baker 

Eat More Leafy Greens: Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad from Minimalist Baker | The Health Sessions

 

Easy Vegetarian Pho from Love and Lemons

Eat More Leafy Greens: Easy Vegetarian Pho from Love & Lemons | The Health Sessions

 

Chilled Radish, Watercress and Tahini Yoghurt Soup from Delicious Magazine 

Eat More Leafy Greens: Chilled Radish, Watercress and Tahini Yoghurt Soup from Delicious Magazine | The Health Sessions

 

Beef with Chinese Broccoli from The Woks of Life

Eat More Leafy Greens: Beef with Chinese Broccoli from The Woks of Life | The Health Sessions

 

Watercress and Mint Pesto Gnocchi from Happy Skin Kitchen

Eat More Leafy Greens: Watercress & Mint Pesto Gnocchi from Happy Skin Kitchen | The Health Sessions

 

Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Kale Quesadilla from Cook Nourish Bliss

Eat More Leafy Greens: Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Kale Quesadillas from Cook Nourish Bliss | The Health Sessions

 

Spinach and Mushroom Polenta Pie with Almond Ricotta from The First Mess

Eat More Leafy Greens: Spinach and Mushroom Polenta Pie from The First Mess | The Health Sessions

 

Black Pepper Tofu with Bok Choy from Feasting at Home

Eat More Leafy Greens: Black Pepper Tofu with Bok Choy | The Health Sessions

 

Sesame Kale & Beef Rice Bowls with Fried Eggs from A Calculated Whisk

Eat More Leafy Greens: Sesame Kale & Beef Rice Bowls with Fried Eggs from A Calculated Whisk | The Health Sessions

 

Fettuccini with Collard Greens Pesto and Grilled Shrimp from The Foodie Physician

Eat More Leafy Greens: Fettuccini with Collard Greens Pesto and Shrimp from Feasting at Home | The Health Sessions

 

Healthy Shepherd’s Pie with Red Curry Beef, Coconut Kale and Pumpkin Mash from Feed Me Phoebe

Eat More Leafy Greens: Healthy Shepherd's Pie from Feed Me Phoebe | The Health Sessions

 

Sautéed Greens and Polenta Bowl from Scaling Back 

Eat More Leafy Greens:SAUTÉED BEET GREEN + POLENTA BOWL from Scaling Back | The Health Sessions

 

Avocado & Spinach Savoury Oats Pancakes from Healthy Twists 

Eat More Leafy Greens:Avocado & Spinach Savoury Oats Pancakes from Healthy Twists | The Health Sessions

What’s your favourite way to eat more leafy greens? 

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