Five Ways to Eat More Greens

This St. Patrick’s day, put away the food coloring and add more greens to your diet– the natural way! 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

See that arugula peeking out underneath the rest of FEED RD Kristin Houts‘ lunch? 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, Amanda or Kristin today!

Kristin Houts MS, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian who specializes in digestive health issues, modified diets due to food intolerance, and is an expert in the Low-FODMAP diet. Follow along as she documents her own experience living with dietary restrictions on her Instagram, @KristinHouts_RD.