7 Easy Ways to Get More Greens in Your Diet!
Each year there is a new diet that comes on the scene toting THE way to eat for better health. Atkins, Zone, Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free, No Sugar, the list goes on! The one common thread amongst all of these well-known dietary models- GREEN VEGGIES! Nearly every dietary theory that exists touts the amazing super powers of greens!
Eating daily greens promotes healthy body weight, makes your skin look great, strengthens your bones & supports good digestion.
Here are 7 easy ways to add green stuff into your diet:
- Drink up buttercup!
Add a handful of spinach or kale to your morning smoothie. Not a fan of greens? Try spinach first, as it has a gentler taste when compared to kale. Add some greens into a smoothie with frozen banana, peanut butter & almond milk for a green smoothie that tastes like a milkshake!
- Green Eggs & Ham.
Okay, maybe not Ham on a daily basis, but the Green Eggs part is spot on! Add two handfuls of chopped greens or broccoli into your morning eggs for a nutrient dense scramble.
- Grab n Go Greens.
Pack durable vegetable in a Tupperware to bring with you to work. Some green veggies that travel well are celery, snap peas, cucumber, green beans, broccoli, green pepper and zucchini. Bring a side of hummus or a healthy salad dressing to enjoy a balanced snack that will keep you full between meals!
- Salads = Six pack
Abs are made in the kitchen! When you eat a salad with leafy greens, your body feels nourished, you avoid energy spikes and crashes, and you stay lean! By choosing a colorful salad as a meal, you “crowd out” nutrient deficient junk food and fuel your body with essential vitamins and minerals.
- You’re going to the Superbowl!
For dinner that is….make a hearty bowl featuring something green. Combine lean meat, brown rice or quinoa, plus a steamed GREEN veggie in a bowl for a vitamin packed SUPERbowl! Make enough for two meals and have it for lunch the next day!
- Green Up that Pizza & Pasta
Adding more green veggies into your diet doesn’t mean you have to eat a salad for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Add some spinach or green pepper onto a pizza. Or try tossing some broccoli or zucchini into a pasta dish.
- Purchase Some Powder
Getting your vitamins and minerals from real, unprocessed foods is always best. But lets face it, it’s not always realistic with a busy lifestyle. Greens powder is a great way to supplement on days when you haven’t eaten many veggies. Here are 3 brands I’d recommend:
Green Vibrance, Athletic Greens & Amazing Greens & Organifi.