12 Delicious Ways To Eat More Leafy Greens This Week

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

Photo by With Food + Love

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

Get the recipe

Article continues below

Toast With Radishes + Dandelion Greens

Photo by Love + Lemons

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.

Get the recipe

Sweet Potato Kale Hash

Photo by Minimalist Baker

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

Get the recipe

Article continues below

Asparagus, Fennel + Spinach Soup

Photo by Green Kitchen Stories

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

Get the recipe

Swiss Chard Wraps With Thai Chicken

Photo by Half Baked Harvest

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

Get the recipe

Article continues below

Kale White Bean Artichoke Dip

Photo by Minimalist Baker

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

Get the recipe

Turmeric Cauliflower + Crispy Kale Tacos

Photo by Sprouts + Chocolate

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

Get the recipe

Article continues below

Creamy Vegan Pasta With Swiss Chard

Photo by The Yummy Beet

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

Get the recipe

Vegetable Fried Rice With Spinach

Photo by The Roasted Root

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

Get the recipe

Article continues below

Kale, Hemp + Flaxseed Oil Pesto

Photo by Cookie + Kate

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.

Get the recipe

Dal Palak

Photo by 40 Aprons

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.

Get the recipe

Super Green Chia Pudding

Photo by Poppies and Papayas

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

Get the recipe

Ready to learn more about how to unlock the power of food to heal your body, prevent disease & achieve optimal health? Register now for our FREE Functional Nutrition Webinar with Kelly LeVeque.

Related Posts

Sites We Love

Functional Nutrition Webinar

Learn How To Eat Right For Your Brain

Sign up for mbg's FREE Functional Nutrition Webinar hosted by Dr. Mark Hyman

Get Free Access Now Loading next article...
Sign up for mbg's FREE Functional Nutrition Webinar

Your article and new folder have been saved!