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15 Recipes to Sneak More Greens Into Your Diet

Make your plate more colorful (well, at least greener) with these recipes made with nutritious leafy greens.

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Why are leafy greens healthy? It’s easy: They pack a nutritional punch—providing vitamins, minerals, and fiber without a lot of calories. Adding greens like kale, spinach, and arugula to your diet can help you reap healthy benefits such as reducing the risk of obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

 

There are many ways to add more greens to your diet, but what’s the best trick? Hiding them! Add them to soup, make a smoothie with spinach (you won’t even taste it, we promise), or make a stir fry loaded with veggies. You’ll get many cancer-fighting antioxidants and immune-boosting vitamins without even noticing.   

 

Here are recipes we’ve gathered to help you incorporate more greens in to your diet:  

 

Smoothies & Juice

 

1. Beginner's Luck Green Smoothie

2. Ginger-Kale Smoothies

3. Green Juice in a Blender

4. Super Green Juice

5. Kale, Apple, and Banana Smoothie

 

Related: Is Celery Juicing for You?

 

Salads & Sides

 

6. Spinach Salad with Raspberries and Candied Walnuts

7. Asparagus & Baby Kale Caesar Salad

8. Green Goddess Dressing

9. Green Hummus

10. Green Smoothie Muffins

 

Related: Foods That Are Good for Heart Health

 

Entrees

 

11. Chicken Lettuce Wraps

12. Crustless Spinach Quiche

13. Cheese & Spinach-Stuffed Portobellos

14. Smoke Gouda Frittata with Winter Greens

15. Chorizo and Kale-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

 

What’s your favorite way to use green veggies? Tell us on Facebook—we’d love to hear from you. And while you’re here, check out our other healthy living articles.  

 

 

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Sandy Patton

Sandy is a Marketing Communications Specialist and has been with SelectHealth for 15 years. Her prior roles include health education and wellness coaching.