Thursday, March 26, 2015
Eat Yo Greens!
This is part recap post, part motivational post. I have found lately that if I try to get greens in almost every meal, I feel great! I have been having huge salads and sides of kale with dinner, and it really helps give me the nutrition I need.
Here are my favorite green fruits and veggies to pile into my meals:
Cucumbers are full of vitamins and water, and they make a great addition to any salad. Pictured above is a chickpea salad sandwich with a Greek pasta salad.
I love peas! I like to eat them plain and I like to eat them in dishes. This is a quick curry I made with peas, chickpeas, and bonus green items: cilantro and jalapenos.
If you don't like broccoli, I don't understand you. I got this particular head at the Hillcrest Farmer's Market, and it went great with BBQ tofu and roasted potatoes.
Ok, so I eat jalapenos so much that they can't just be a bonus veggie. I love chopping them up and putting this spicy pepper in my salads and sandwiches. It gives heat and flavor to even the most simple lunch.
We go through a huge tub of organic spinach ever week, and it's probably because I put fist fulls in my smoothies. I also put these yummy leaves on my sandwiches, like this roasted tofu lunch.
Oh man, I love these little cabbages. Josh is not a fan when I cook them, but they're too tasty to quit. I put a teeny bit of coconut oil in a pan, throw in these babies, then cover them and steam for 5-10 minutes. They come out perfect!
Romaine is my go-to lettuce of choice when I'm making salads. It's hearty and stands up to the mountain of toppings I often throw into my lunch.
I throw handfuls of raw pumpkin seeds on most things I eat. They're incredible, and they give a nice crunch to most dishes. If you look hard enough, you can spy some green grapes in this salad, too.
Last but not least is avocado. It can turn a regular piece of bread into the most delicious or a regular salad into something truly special. I usually buy a couple when we go grocery shopping, but I don't buy them ever week because they're all I would eat.
What are your favorite green fruits and veggies? Do you try to get one in every meal? Leave me a comment!