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
Vegetarian Pizza with Autumn Toppings from The Awesome Green
Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad with Herbed White Beans from Minimalist Baker
Easy Vegetarian Pho from Love and Lemons
Chilled Radish, Watercress and Tahini Yoghurt Soup from Delicious Magazine
Beef with Chinese Broccoli from The Woks of Life
Watercress and Mint Pesto Gnocchi from Happy Skin Kitchen
Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Kale Quesadilla from Cook Nourish Bliss
Spinach and Mushroom Polenta Pie with Almond Ricotta from The First Mess
Black Pepper Tofu with Bok Choy from Feasting at Home
Sesame Kale & Beef Rice Bowls with Fried Eggs from A Calculated Whisk
Fettuccini with Collard Greens Pesto and Grilled Shrimp from The Foodie Physician
Healthy Shepherd’s Pie with Red Curry Beef, Coconut Kale and Pumpkin Mash from Feed Me Phoebe
Sautéed Greens and Polenta Bowl from Scaling Back
Avocado & Spinach Savoury Oats Pancakes from Healthy Twists
What’s your favourite way to eat more leafy greens?
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