Despite all the fad diets, influencers promoting meal plans, and supplements promising certain body transformations, there is one thing almost any nutritionist, medical professional or health coach can agree on — we all need to eat more greens. Yes, those leafy green vegetables we always see in the produce section of our local grocery store but aren’t quite sure what to do with. For many of us, this guidance sounds a little frustrating — we know leafy greens are a superfood so beneficial to our health, but how the heck do we consume more when we don’t know how to cook them, how to store them, and honestly how to make them taste appealing to those with a more limited palette. Some of my favorites are kale, spinach, microgreens, watercress, chard, arugula, radicchio, broccoli rabe and cabbage to name a few.
Before we dive into how to get more greens in our diets, let’s do a refresh on just why it is so important to consume leafy greens every day.
Now that we have covered some of the top benefits of leafy greens, let’s move on to how you can actually increase your consumption without having to eat bland, wilted spinach.
There are so many varieties of leafy greens it is hard to go wrong. Explore a little next time you are at the grocery store and sample a few different greens until you find ones you enjoy cooking and eating. If you are shopping on a budget or worry about using before they go bad, buy frozen organic greens – spinach and kale are most available. Throw a handful into any meal and the best part is they will stay fresh in the freezer for months to come.
Comment below with any questions, or let me know which greens you are loving.
In good health,