Today’s Solutions: November 30, 2022

We’ve all heard that green veggies – like kale, spinach, cabbage, or collard greens – are a must for our diets. These nutritional powerhouses are packed full of vitamin K, vitamin C, iron, calcium, magnesium, protein, fiber lutein, carotene, and more. This stellar health profile gives them the ability to protect our cells, improve eye health, carry anti-aging properties, reduce bloating, relieve stress, and improve gut health… we could go on.

The only problem is that people hold a grudge against these incredibly healthy foods or just don’t know how to add more to their diet. Check out these tips for delicious and convenient ways to add more leafy greens to your meals.

Blend them up in a smoothie

A handful of leafy greens into a smoothie can do wonders in boosting its nutritional value and is a great way to start the day.

Mix them with some eggs

If we do say so ourselves, eggs are the perfect accompaniment for sautéed greens. You could mix them into your scrambled eggs, make a frittata, an omelet, or whatever you’re in the mood for!

Make it easy for yourself

Salads are a great place to add these veggies to your diet. Luckily there is the quick and convenient option of pre-washed and prepared greens for a salad bowl for a stress-free lunch.

Get local and seasonal

We recently wrote an article explaining the better taste, nutrient value, and price of local and in-season produce. If you feel out of your depth exploring your local food scene not to worry, we have an article about that too!

Use the whole thing

We commonly use only a certain part of a vegetable and wind up wasting food that is still tasty and nutritious. For example, broccoli leaves, kale stems, beet greens, and parsley stems are full of nutrients so don’t forget about them! The perfect place to sneak them into your diet is soups, sautés, pestos, and smoothies.

Dress them up

Many leafy greens need to be eaten with fat in order for your body to extract the most nutrients out of them as possible. So don’t be shy to dress them up with your olive oil, butter, avocado oil, nuts, seeds, or whatever you like.

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

The Domino effect: pizza place splurges on electric delivery fleet

Domino's Pizza is investing in a fleet of 800 electric Chevrolet Bolts painted in Domino's livery to supplement its understaffed driving crew. As the ...

Read More

Germany is turning 62 Cold War military bases into sanctuaries for wildlife

Wildlife in Germany will get a quarter more land to roam over, as the country’s government has decided to turn 62 unused military bases ...

Read More

The case for shifting to a four-day workweek for post-pandemic life

At The Optimist Daily, we’re putting a lot of focus on what the world can do after the pandemic to create a healthier, more ...

Read More

Try these yoga poses for deeper sleep

Yoga is a practice meant to boost mindfulness and physical wellness, so it’s no surprise that it can also improve sleep. If you’re one ...

Read More