Five Ways to Eat More Greens

Dark leafy greens are low in calories, but packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, which is why we can’t get enough! Read on for some of our tried-and-true ways to get those greens:

Toss in your smoothie

You won’t even be able to taste the spinach in our chocolate banana smoothie– or the black beans! Try it for yourself!

Wrap up your lunch

Use a sturdy green instead of a tortilla to hold your taco or wrap. We use butter lettuce with our Thai peanut chicken lettuce wraps, but raw collard greens or Swiss chard work well when you’ve got more weight.

Start with a green base for your meal

Before you fill your plate or bowl, start with a base of greens! You’ll probably forget they’re in there…

Bake into chips

Toss kale with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt before baking for 15 minutes at 375 degrees. Voila! Find our full kale chip recipe with nutritional info here.

Mix into meatballs

Add greens to your meatball recipe for an extra nutritional boost! Finely chop and you won’t even notice it is there. If you don’t have fresh on hand, use frozen chopped spinach, thaw before using, and mix directly into your meatball mixture.

Need more simple swaps and tasty tips for long-lasting healthy habits? Contact Lara today!

Lara Field MS, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian and Specialist in Pediatrics with over a decade of clinical and client experience. When she’s not actively working to keep her clients healthy, she’s a busy mother of two active boys and loves testing new recipes in her kitchen. Follow her on Instagram to see her recipe ideas, product suggestions, and see how she manages a healthy lifestyle @larafield.