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Is your resolution for 2023 to eat more greens? Same. To no one’s surprise, 50 percent of Americans say their New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier. Who doesn’t want to eat more greens? They contain high levels of fiber, iron, potassium, magnesium and folate. Eating more leafy greens can reduce heart disease risk, lower high blood pressure and aid in mental health. The list of benefits goes on and on, including a new discovery that eating one cup of leafy green vegetables every day could give your muscles a boost during weight training.
Sounds great, right? Makes you want to get on the greens train? Well, if you’ve been slacking on getting your greens in as of late, you might not know how to incorporate them into your diet. We have five recipes to add greens to your plate without sacrificing flavor. Don’t overcomplicate it and don’t panic – it’s totally easy being green.
5 Recipes that Make Eating Greens Easy
If you haven’t tried millet yet, we highly recommend this nutty, gluten-free grain as a staple ingredient to have in your pantry. Here, we combine it with kale, navy beans and eggs for a salad with staying power.
Dark leafy greens, sautéed with onions, raisins and garlic pair beautifully with meaty cauliflower steaks for a hearty and satisfying plant-based meal.
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This make-ahead Asian-inspired ginger apricot chicken recipe goes from freezer to crockpot, making weeknight cooking a snap.
A quick homemade mint-cumin paste is rubbed over this whole-roasted fish. Orange slices and red onions baked along with the fish do double duty and are used to make a lovely green salad to accompany it. If you have microgreens on hand, they make a great garnish here.
Take your spice-rubbed halibut and delicate, fruit-laced salad out on the patio for a gorgeous summer meal that’s ready in just 25 minutes.