Eating your daily serving of vegetables can often be a painful experience of trial and error, that only gets more difficult when it comes to feeding kids. Vegetables have many health benefits, which include contributing to healthy skin, increased energy, assisting in weight loss, and should form a balanced diet filled with exercise that suits you. Here are some tips on how to go green and still feel content with your food.
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The easiest way to eat your greens is by making green juices. They are a treat to drink since they include sweet fruits which cancel out the bitter taste. Perfect if you’re constantly on the go, and easy to make at home if you have the time. Green juices are filled with vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K which help to run a clean body, and provide a boost of energy which is essential to avoid 3:30itis. Don’t over-do it with the fruit and vegetables, keep to a realistic amount since they do contain lots of added natural sugar.
Kale chips are just as tasty and hold added health benefits such as iron and fibre which are essential to a healthy diet. Add a seasoning of olive oil and lemon, then pop into the oven until crispy.
Add some greens into your favourite soup for added health benefits, that your body will thank you for in the longterm. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and celery taste amazing in any soups, since they have a distinct flavour.
Replace what you currently eat in your salad with kale, chard and collards since they are rich in nutrients and help to detox the body. To balance out the bitter taste of kale, add almonds and strawberries to create a yummy salad you can eat all year round.
What are some of your tips to eat more greens?
By Felicia Sapountzis