It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, and in honor of the green holiday I thought we should talk about vegetables. One health tip I give to all of my clients is to add some greens. You should be eating vegetables with every meal. So, for St. Patrick’s Day I thought I would give you a few tips on how to green up some standard meals.
Eggs + Greens
A breakfast staple, eggs are easy to green-ify. All you have to do is slice up some green peppers and dice some spinach and throw it into an omelet or scrambled eggs. If you like eggs in the morning you have no excuses, it really is the easiest breakfast to add greens to.
I love a green smoothie, and I know I am not alone in this. Smoothies make for great snacks, mini meals, or a quick breakfast pick-me-up. I like to start my green smoothies with a base of spinach and banana. Almond milk, coconut water, or carrot juice are my go-to liquids. From there you can throw in anything you want, just make sure there are lots of vegetables and some fruits. If you are drinking this smoothie as a meal, try to add some protein to it. This can be in the form of protein powder or actual food like nut butter, seeds, and so on. I personally always add chia seeds and almond butter to my smoothies.
Turn it into a salad
Burgers, tacos, and pizza are what most people consider to be cheat foods. But, when you decompose those meals and throw the ingredients over some greens and veggies, you have yourself a bomb salad.
Peanut butter and avocado sandwich
I know it sounds weird, but I know people who swear by this meal. Not only are you getting a healthy dose of protein but each of the main ingredients contain healthy fats as well. Use some high fiber and protein bread, like Ezekiel sprouted grain, and you have a healthy lunch.
Green vegetable soup
Soup is one of the easiest food categories to work with. All you have to do is heat up some broth and throw in zucchini, peas, celery, broccoli, and whatever other vegetables you desire. Of course the soup doesn’t have to be entirely green… throw in some beans and potatoes if you wish. But, if you are trying to get that extra produce, soup is an easy way to do just that.
And when all else fails… you can always have a green beer on March 17th 😉