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18 Easy Ways to Eat Your Greens

This post is sponsored by Earthbound Farm. Thank you for reading and supporting my blog!

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People often ask me if anyone really meets the recommended 5-9 servings of vegetables & fruits everyday.

What do I tell them? That it’s not actually that hard.

The key is to include fruits & veggies (especially veggies) in all your meals and snacks. After deliberately doing so for awhile, this habit becomes second nature.

I find one of the easiest ways to eat plenty of vegetables each day is to add handfuls of fresh, pre-washed baby greens to much of what I make throughout the week. Not only does this boost the value of my meals and snacks, it also allows me to minimize food waste, since I can easily use a couple large clamshells of greens in any given week.

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My go-to’s for greens are baby spinach, baby kale and Earthbound’s Power Greens, because I like the way these taste both raw and cooked. When I have greens that are close to expiration and need to be eaten, I can sauté them or add them to whatever cooked dish I happen to be making.

Adding just a handful here and there makes a big difference in the number of veggies we end up eating.

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Below are some of the ways I include greens in my favorite meals all week long.

In soups and stews…

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In breakfast burritos and omelets…

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On top of nachos and in quesadillas…

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In appetizers…

Like these little balls of goat cheese which have been rolled in chopped greens & lemon zest; served with crostini:

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In grains or pasta-based salads…

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(Which you can later turn into Lettuce Wraps using Earthbound’s Easy Leaves!)…

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In sandwiches and wraps…

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Ground into pesto

For use on sandwiches, in pasta and mixed with yogurt or sour cream for an easy veggie dip.

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And even in baked goods…

Like zucchini bread or muffins. (Finely chop the greens and you won’t even know they are there!)

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What other ways to you use your pre-washed greens throughout the week? I always love hearing new ideas!

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1 Comment

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    Amelia D
    August 20, 2014 at 5:10 am

    I love to add them to my smoothies too!

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