1. Make A Green Smoothie:
pack your morning with punch, and start with a green smoothie. It’s common for most smoothies to be loaded with lots of fruit and yogurt- instead, try making your smoothie based a bed of leafy greens like spinach, kale, or collard greens. Add a handful of berries for some added sweetness, and protein powder to keep you satiated all morning!
2. Mix Up Breakfast:
Trade up the croissants and muffins-on-the-go for something tastier and more filling like a spinach or asparagus omelette, these Zucchini Pancakes, or a vegetable breakfast burrito! Spinach is full of Vitamin C and your green vegetables are a great source of fibre to keep you regular.
3. Treat. Yo. Self:
We’re asking you to eat a little healthier.. not skip dessert! A bowl of berries and chopped fruits is a delicious option after dinner, or you can even infuse some of your favorite baked goods (cookies, loafs, cakes- you name it!) with some sneaky vegetables. Check out this recipe for Kale & Lemon Muffins to get those creative (and green!) juices flowing.
4. Substitute raw vegetables for crackers, pita, tortillas, and other breads:
There’s nothing like chips and dip… but swap out the crispy chips, and trade up for chopped carrots, sliced bell peppers, and broccoli florets to get those extra vitamins! You can even substitute wraps, buns, and bread with romaine lettuce and collard green leaves as your “sandwich” base.
5. Heat and Eat:
Everyone like’s to demonize frozen vegetables, but they are often frozen right at the farm, picked at their peak, and certain vegetables taste great from the freezer. They are always good for soups, scrambles, and pasta, and it’s a great option if you don’t have time to pick up something fresh from the supermarket!