Dear Vegan at Heart,
Today your mission is to be sure to eat plenty of healthy dark leafy greens.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of Eat to Live and Disease-Proof Your Child says that the foods that pack the biggest punch nutritionally are dark, leafy greens. We’re talkin’ collard greens, kale, spinach, bok choy, mustard greens, swiss chard, etc. If your childhood introductions to these foods were anything like mine, they were either non-existent or their healthful qualities were canceled out by the bacon with which they were overcooked.
But now there are lots of ways to get creative and add greens to your diet. You can steam them and sneak them into pasta dishes or add them to soups, wraps, and stir-fries. One of my favorite ways to get greens is to add them to smoothies. The smoothie's fruit flavors will often mask the flavor of the greens, so you won't even notice they're there.
They're tasty a side dish too. Here are 3 quick-and-easy recipes to check out:
1.) Add greens to your shopping list.
2.) If any of the above recipes strike your fancy, add them to your “recipe box” and put the ingredients on your shopping list.