10 ways to add more greens to your daily diet


‘Eat more green vegetables’ is probably the most popular dietary suggestion by doctors and nutritionists around the world, and for all the good reasons. However, as much as it makes sense on paper, it is difficult to incorporate in your daily diet due to the lack of possibilities, or is it? Check out these delicious ways to add more greens to your diet.



Next time you are making a soup, throw in some greens for a splash of flavour and a huge nutritional boost. You can also add some aromatics such as onions and garlic to fill your kitchen with the delicious aroma of your super-healthy bowl of soup.



Everybody loves pizza but everybody hates the guilt following it. If you agree with us on this, try adding some healthy toppings such as broccoli and spinach to your pizza the next time and bring it closer to the healthier side of the food world. 



Who said it is important to eat your greens all the time when you can drink it as well? Blend in some kale with apple, some spinach with orange or even some blueberries with mint and experiment till you find your ‘the one’. 



Pasta is everyone’s favourite and it seems like a dream come true to have pasta that combines mouthwatering flavour with a splash of health. Just use chopped spinach with parmesan cheese to make a creamy pasta sauce and enjoy a plate (or two) of this creamy dish. 



We get it. Greens are great but potato chips are delicious. However, do you know that you can get some deliciously crunchy chips out of several green vegetables as well? This works with mustard leaves, kale and even brussel sprout greens, and the complete preparation merely requires mixing some olive oil, salt and pepper to the vegetables and baking them. 



Add some chopped green vegetables to basic curries to make them delicious and healthy. Some popular choices from North-Indian cuisine include sarson ka saag, methi malai matar and palak paneer. 



Spinach, kale, lettuce and their friends make for excellent additions to salads, with their crunch and freshness. Serve these as side dishes or if you are in a healthy-eating mood, have it for a fulfilling meal. 



Vegetable stock is perhaps the simplest of the kitchen items that can be used to add flavours to anything. Next time when you are preparing stock, throw in some green leafy vegetables so that every upcoming meal in your family that uses the stock gets filled with the goodness of green vegetables. 



Try to remember the last time you had a wrap. Was the dripping oil that greased your hands really so important to the taste, considering the part you enjoyed the most was the delicious filling? So next time you want to have a wrap, prepare the filling as lavishly as you have always done but wrap it in breads made of some nutritious greens such as spinach or kale to pack in a dose of health. 



Parsley, dill, rosemary and thyme! Yes, the flavour-makers of your favourite foods are actually dried green herbs and thus make for a perfect addition to your diet if you want to incorporate more greens in your plate. Add some of these seasonings to your daily food for enhanced flavour and nutrition.  Time passes really quickly and before we know it, our bodies are way off our ideal fitness goals. While the taste of food is important, health is essential too. So take care of yourself and your family with these delicious preparations and have a healthy life.


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