Sneaky Ways to Eat More Greens Every Day
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5th Jun 2014, 04:05 PM #1
Sneaky Ways to Eat More Greens Every Day
Sneaky Ways to Eat More Greens Every DayIf increasing the number of greens you eat every day is one of your health goals, let me help you out there. Most of us strive to eat healthy, but sometimes healthy foods are not as delicious as we want them to be. Its essential to consume fruits and vegetables on a daily basis to get all the necessary vitamins and minerals the body needs, but how to eat greens when you don't like their taste?Here are a few effective tips I follow to eat more greens every single day.
1. A veggie omelet
A veggie omelet is a healthy, protein-packed meal to eat in the morning and its one of the best ways to consume more greens every day. Throw in roasted red pepper, spinach, tomatoes and kale for a hearty and super delicious omelet. I also like to add red onion and green peppers to my omelet. A veggie omelet is much healthier than a bowl of sugary cereal and its a simple way to sneak more nutrients. Plus, its oh-so easy to make!
2. Green smoothies
One of my favorite ways to eat more greens as well as fruits every day is green smoothies. I often start my day with a green smoothie, especially when I know that my day will be stressful and highly productive. Having a green smoothie in the morning is an effective way to increase your energy levels, speed up your metabolism and overall improve your health. Grab Swiss chard, spinach, dandelion and kale, and add some herbs, fruits and healthy fats to make a healthy and nutritious smoothie.
3. Veggie salads
If you one of those people who usually eat burgers or fries for lunch, you need to break this bad habit. High in fat, cholesterol, calories, and numerous artificial additives and ingredients, fast food is probably the worst thing you can eat. I suggest you to try eating a veggie salad for lunch. Grab lettuces such as baby spinach and arugula, which contain lots of essential nutrients, add some lean protein such as tuna or chicken, and enjoy your healthy lunch daily!
4. Add more greens to wraps and sandwiches
Are you a big fan of wraps and sandwiches? If so, start adding more greens to them. I usually add a baby spinach, romaine lettuce, or kale to my sandwiches. You can also add cucumber slices, shredded carrots,tomatoes and chicken for a healthy and tasty sandwich.
5. Raw vegetables
Snack on raw vegetables instead of chips, crackers, cookies, or chocolate bars to boost your daily intake of greens and veggies. Baby carrots are a great and popular snack, but I suggest you to snack on cucumber slices, raw celery, zucchini, bell peppers or pieces of jicama. To make your snack more satisfying, add a healthy dip such as hummus.
6. Add more greens to casseroles and pasta dishes
Another sneaky way to eat more greens is to add them to your pasta dishes, casseroles and other baked dishes. Add roasted broccoli,carrots, and mushrooms to your pasta or go ahead and make spaghetti out of squash. When you add greens to meals you already make, you add more essential nutrients and vitamins to your healthy diet.
7. Add greens to tomato sauces
Tomato sauces and spaghetti are wonderful opportunities for added veggies and nutrients. Try adding bell peppers, zucchini and mushrooms to your tomato sauces. I usually add celery and carrots to my tomato sauce; it tastes great, plus I know that I get enough greens every day.There are many benefits of eating greens daily. They are good for your hair, your skin and your eyes. Being aware of your vegetable and fruit consumption is a great way to eat healthy and have more energy.Once you start to eat more greens daily, you will notice a huge boost in energy and a dramatic improvement in your skin. When you eat healthy, your skin looks healthy and young too.
Last edited by sumathisrini; 5th Jun 2014 at 04:11 PM.
5th Jun 2014, 04:41 PM #2
Re: Sneaky Ways to Eat More Greens Every Day
Thanks for the share and tips to eat greens.
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