With Saint Paddy's Day right around the corner, there’s no better time than now than to think about some creative ways you can add more green foods to your diet. March is also the perfect time to start adding more seasonal fruits and veggies to your meals as the weather starts to get warmer as we gear up for the Spring ahead.
Let’s take a look at eight ways you can add more green foods to your diet this month all while keeping flavor in mind!
8 Ways to Add More Greens To Your Diet This March
#1 Blended into a Smoothie:One of the easiest ways to add extra greens to your diet is by tossing a handful into your daily smoothie. You can add a handful of spinach or kale to a blueberry smoothie with a frozen banana, some coconut oil, and a tablespoon of raw cacao nibs, and chia seeds for a superfood snack. You can also make a St. Paddy's Day shamrock shake using full-fat unsweetened coconut milk, a frozen banana, spinach, avocado, and fresh mint leaves for a festive treat with added health benefits.
#2 Mixed into a Soup:You can easily add some greens to your diet by adding a handful to your favorite soup recipe. Try adding things like spinach, cilantro, parsley, or kale to your favorite soup recipe for added fiber, and anti-inflammatory health benefits.
#3 Blended into a Homemade Hummus:Make a basil and spinach hummus recipe as a festive treat this month. Simply add a handful of basil and spinach to a traditional hummus recipe for an added health boost.
#4 Added to Your Taco Tuesday Recipe:Taco lovers, this one's for you. Try adding some chopped kale to your taco Tuesday recipe as an easy way to add extra greens to your diet without altering the taste of your favorite taco recipe. You can also top your tacos with some sliced or cubed avocado for an added boost.
#5 Make Lettuce Your Burger “Bun”:Swap out your hamburger bun for lettuce or swiss chard leaves to add some additional greens to your diet. You can do this with hamburgers, turkey or veggie burgers, or even with your favorite sandwich.
#6 Throw Some Kale into Your Stir-Fry’s:If you love making stir-fry’s for dinner, try adding in some green veggies. You can add some chopped broccoli florets, chopped kale, spinach, or even zucchini for added crunch and to help boost your overall health. This is also a great way to help get your kids to enjoy their veggies as you can add lots of fresh herbs and spices to mask any vegetable taste they may not particularly like. It’s a win, win!
#7 Add to an Omelet:Make a veggie omelet to get your day started with some leafy greens and a half of an avocado. Not only will you be kick-starting your day with a protein-rich meal to keep you full all morning, but you will supercharge your day with at least one serving of veggies right from the start.
#8 Whip up Some Veggie Wraps:With the spring season upon us, you may be looking for some lighter and more refreshing meal options for lunch and dinner. Veggie wraps make the perfect addition to a healthy diet and can make a great way to add some extra greens into your lunch. Try making a wrap with some rotisserie chicken or turkey breast, a handful of kale, spinach, or swiss chard, sliced tomato, avocado, and bean sprouts. Drizzle with some dijon mustard, wrap it up and enjoy!
Celebrate St. Paddy's Day all month long by making it your goal to add more greens to your diet! Make it your goal to try at least half of these tips, and all of them if you are really up for a health-boosting challenge. Get your friends and family involved for added fun, and make March the month you eat as much green as possible! You would be surprised at just how easy it is to add more greens to your diet with these simple healthy eating hacks.