How To Eat More Leafy Greens & Delicious Recipes With Greens

Eat your greens, keep it clean & don't be mean! We all know the many benefits of eating leafy green vegetables. Low in calories but packed with key vitamins & minerals, including leafy greens in your diet offers many benefits including a healthy gut. Studies also show that a single serving helps prevent against heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure & certain eye diseases. Additionally, the Vitamin C, A & K helps maintain overall health, immunity & healthy bones. What's more leafy greens are good for your skin too! Moreover, they also help inhibit the growth of certain cancers.

However, many a times we wish the plate of salad in front of us be transformed into a juicy burger, tacos or both! Well, if you are wondering how to eat more leafy greens, here are a few delicious green dishes recipes.

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Leafy Green Wraps:

Why not enjoy your favorite ingredients wrapped in leafy greens like Romaine lettuce, cabbage leaves or Swiss chard? Romaine lettuce is known to prevent strokes & promote heart health. In addition, it helps maintain healthy bones, eyes & skin!

Mix together chopped tomatoes, boiled shredded chicken/boiled chickpeas with chopped bell peppers, sliced onions & some fresh herbs like chopped parsley/dill. Make a dressing with hung curd, extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, salt & paprika to taste & add to the mixed ingredients. Wrap in lettuce or cabbage leaves & serve! Everyone will love this. Moreover, it's one of the easiest & best dark leafy green recipes one can try.



Spinach Hummus:

Spinach is known to strengthen bones, improve red blood cell function& combat free radicals. If you are look for healthy leafy green vegetables recipe, try this one. 


Ingredients:

Chickpeas: 400g (soaked overnight)
One bundle baby spinach leaves
Lemon juice - 1 (freshly squeezed)
Garlic cloves - 4 (crushed or chopped)
Tahini - 60 ml
Ground cumin - 1 teaspoon
Olive oil - 90 ml
Salt to taste

Method:

Cook chickpeas until they are soft. Drain, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid. Allow to cool.
Wash & de-stem baby spinach.
Add all ingredients in a blender and  process until smooth. Slowly, while the machine is running, pour in the reserved cooking liquid and olive oil. Continue to process until mixture is thoroughly combined. Remove in a serving bowl. Drizzle with a little olive oil.


Green Leafy Cabbage Kimchi

Intensely flavorful, Kimchi is a great way to eat green cabbage. Choose a fresh green leafy cabbage, chopped garlic, ginger & a little miso paste to make your Kimchi.


For an easy recipe, click here


Asian Style Swiss Chard Sauté:

Swiss chard is helpful in maintaining heart rate & blood pressure. It also helps prevent anemia & helps boost immunity.


To make an Asian style saute, clean one bunch of Swiss chard & separate the stems & leaves. Chop the stems into 1/2 inch pieces. However, you can roughly chop the leaves a little bigger. Heat 1 tbsp oil & add chopped garlic to it. Once fragrant, add chopped stems & allow to cook till soft. Add chopped leaves & stir fry till done. Drizzle soy sauce & little sugar & mix well. Serve hot.


Healthy Kale & Broccoli Soup:

Kale is known to be one of the most nutrient dense leafy green vegetable. It helps promote healthy vision, helps in blood clotting & also fight certain types of cancer.


Boil 1/2 cup chopped broccoli & one cup washed & de-stemmed Kale in little water till tender. Puree in a blender when cool. In another pan, stir fry chopped garlic till fragrant. Now add one big chopped onion & cook till tender. Add pureed mixture & cook for 5-10 minutes. Now, add a little cornflour to thicken the soup. Adjust the taste with salt, pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped basil leaves & serve.

Additional ideas:

Add leafy greens like arugula to pizza.
Add kale to your juices or smoothies
Make a juice with kale, baby spinach, green apple and ginger
Add Bok Choy to stir fried noodles.

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