// 10 Sneaky Ways To Add More Greens To Your Diet \\


It's no secret that eating more greens everyday is incredible for your health. And as much as I love a good salad, sometimes I need to spice up the way I'm eating them to prevent boredom. I also know a lot of people who simply don't like eating salads. I'm hoping these ideas will inspire you to eat more greens everyday!

  1. add greens to your smoothie. I love adding spinach or kale to my morning smoothies. You can hardly taste them and they're easy to digest when they're blended up.

  2. add greens to your sandwich. Lining your sandwiches with romaine, spinach, or kale is a great way to sneak in some more nutrient-dense foods without totally switching up your meal. I love this trick because it also adds bulk to my meals to keep me fuller for longer.

  3. homemade pesto- adding greens to a homemade pesto recipe adds incredible nutrition to a tasty sauce that can be used on pasta or as a dip. I like adding spinach, kale, or even carrot tops to a mixture of nuts ( I like cashews, pine nuts, or walnuts), olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper.

  4. homemade pizza- adding some arugula to a homemade pizza adds a peppery kick and nutrition to a tasty dish

  5. juice- this is my favorite Saturday farmer's market treat! Grabbing a green juice tastes heavenly (if you get the good stuff!) but also makes me feel energized and detoxified. There is very little that makes me feel as good as drinking green juice does.

  6. stir fry- try adding in some bok choy or kohlrabi into your next stir fry. It'll add bulk and nutrition to an easy weeknight dish that also makes for great leftovers.

  7. wraps- instead of using a grain wrap, try using a lettuce wrap. You can put any combination of foods inside a lettuce leaf for a light lunch or dinner. If you need some ideas think chicken, tuna, egg, or chickpea salad.

  8. falafel- if you've never had falafel, you're missing out. This vegan and Mediterranean inspired dish is based around the flavors of chickpeas, garlic, and lemon either baked or pan fried into patties or balls. But I also like to add swiss chard to my falafel batter for hit of both color and nutrition.

  9. coleslaw- such an overlooked side-dish, I like to make mine with shredded cabbage, cilantro, green onions, lime juice, honey, and salt. It's an incredibly easy dish to throw together that also makes for great leftovers to use on top of tacos, as a salad, or as a side to your meal.

  10. line bowls with greens- this is an easy trick if you'd rather eat your greens raw but aren't crazy about salads. Think about serving things like chili, pasta, chicken salad, curries.....really anything on top of a bed of lettuce. I personally like spinach in this case because it is super tender and the flavor is mild. That way you get to eat all the good stuff but also get the nutrition of the greens.

I hope these tips inspire you to find creative ways to eat more greens in your diet!