12 Delicious Ways To Eat More Leafy Greens This Week

mbg Contributor By Leah Vanderveldt
mbg Contributor
Leah Vanderveldt is an author living in Brooklyn, New York. She received her bachelor’s in communications and media from Fordham University, and is certified in culinary nutrition from the Natural Gourmet Institute. She is the author of two cookbooks: The New Nourishing and The New Porridge.

We all know how good dark leafy greens are for us—they're packed with vitamins A, C, B, E, and K; fiber; and minerals. We also know that we should be getting a good dose of them every day. Here are 12 ways to incorporate more greens into your meals that are simple, tasty, and not salad.

Banana Mango Green Smoothie Bowl

Smoothies and smoothie bowls are a great way to sneak some greens into an otherwise sweet breakfast.

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Toast With Radishes + Dandelion Greens

When in doubt, put it on toast. This recipe starts with a base of herbed sunflower-seed spread and tops it with sautéed dandelion greens, edamame, and radishes for the perfect spring toast.

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Sweet Potato Kale Hash

Toss some greens into an easy hash and top with a tofu scramble for vegan breakfast excellence.

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Asparagus, Fennel + Spinach Soup

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This soup brings together some of spring's best ingredients. Add greens toward the end of cooking, then blend to create a smooth puree.

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Swiss Chard Wraps With Thai Chicken

Lower maintenance than collard greens, Swiss chard makes great wraps for this Thai Sweet Chili Chicken with Peanut Sauce.

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Kale White Bean Artichoke Dip

Kale is a great addition to this creamy vegan dip that everyone will love.

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Turmeric Cauliflower + Crispy Kale Tacos

Like toast, tacos are a great vehicle for those dark greens. Add some texture and crunch by making kale crispy in the oven.

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Creamy Vegan Pasta With Swiss Chard

Stir greens into pasta to balance out a creamy sauce and give a pop of color.

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Vegetable Fried Rice With Spinach

Another easy way to get more greens is to include them in simple stir fries and veggie dishes, like this fried rice.

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Kale, Hemp + Flaxseed Oil Pesto

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Blend kale (or spinach, arugula, or watercress) into pesto and toss with pasta. This recipe gets bonus points for additional superfoods hemp seeds and flaxseed oil.

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Dal Palak

Spinach goes with a lot of things, but it's particularly great when added to Indian curries and other stews. Simply stir into a warm curry and enjoy.

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Super Green Chia Pudding

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Yes, you can even add greens to chia pudding—give it a try!

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