A collection of 20 healthy green recipes that taste delicious and make healthy eating easy!
Do you love greens, or do you tend to avoid them? I personally love green foods; leafy greens or salads make an apperance every night at our dinner table. Eating healthy and balanced shouldn’t be difficult, and you shouldn’t have to force yourself to eat greens. For me, it’s all about how its prepared and what its paired with. To make it easier for you, I’ve compiled a list of 20 Healthy Green Recipes that also taste good!
Why Eat Greens?
- Naturally green foods are high in vitamins and minerals, like folate, iron, potassium, and calcium. They’re also a great source of fiber.
- Conversely, they are low in carbs, cholesterol, and sodium.
- Eating a diet rich in greens has numerous health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and high blood pressure.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the best way to store greens?
For detailed instructions, I have a post all about how to wash and store leafy greens. But essentially, wrap clean and dry leafy greens or other veggies in paper towels before sealing in a resealable bag. Or you can layer them in a Tupperware between layers of paper towels. Either way, store them in a cold part of your fridge, not in the door.
What are the best green vegetables to eat daily?
For affordability and accessibility, I frequently use spinach, green beans, and romaine lettuce in my daily meals.
How healthy are green smoothies?
Green smoothies are a great way to help you lose weight and to “hide” leafy greens and other veggies if you struggle to eat them otherwise.
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20 Healthy Green Recipes
Cucumber Apple Green Smoothie
This sweet and tangy green smoothie is made with apples, cucumber, kale, and banana to keep you full and energized throughout the day
Garlicky Greens with Caramelized Onions (Hindbeh)
A traditional Lebanese appetizer, these Garlicky Greens with Caramelized Onions can be enjoyed warm or cold, and pair well with pita bread.
Easy Chicken Soup with Greens
Loaded with fresh veggies and plenty of lean protein, this is the perfect meal-in-a-bowl chicken soup that will warm the belly and soul.
Steamed Broccoli with Sesame Seeds and Soy Sauce
This broccoli dish, is the perfect combination of a healthy fat with a fiber rich food (broccoli) which will fill you up with out filling you out.
Creamy Cilantro Avocado Salad Dressing
Made with creamy avocado, fresh cilantro, lime juice and cumin, this easy salad dressing recipe is delicious over greens or served as a dip with veggies!
Green Cabbage Asian Slaw
This bright and flavorful Green Cabbage Asian slaw is the perfect side dish for stir-fries or Summer grilling. Naturally mayo-free.
Grilled Asparagus Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese
Asparagus is grilled until charred and slightly caramelized then tossed with spicy arugula and creamy goat cheese in this fresh and flavorful summer salad.
Zucchini Cucumber Salad
This raw zucchini cucumber salad with a lemon basil vinaigrette is a fun and healthy way to enjoy the fresh flavors of summer.
Lemon Dill Green Beans
An easy and flavorful side dish, these green beans with lemon and dill is the perfect vegetarian side dish to add to any meal.
Fire Roasted Sausage and Kale Pasta
Fire roasted tomatoes, crisp kale, and flavorful Italian sausage mix to make a delicious and healthy pasta dinner.
Garlicky Bok Choy
Ideal for any greens you have on hand, bok choy is tossed with garlic, ginger, and soy sauce until tender and fragrant. Ready in 5 minutes!
Lebanese Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
A Middle Eastern specialty, these Lebanese Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are made with beef, rice, lemon and garlic.
Tropical Green Smoothie
This fresh and fruity tropical green smoothie is made with mango, pineapple and a little kick of ginger.
Japanese Quick Pickled Cucumbers
These crunchy Japanese quick pickles are easy to make and the perfect salty, sweet and sour low calorie snack to serve before or with a meal.
Low Carb Ground Turkey Lettuce Cups
These protein-packed lettuce cups are made with ground turkey simmered in a sweet and spicy sauce made with garlic, ginger, lime juice and YOWZERS red chili peppers. They’re crunchy, tangy and naturally low carb.
Pesto Chicken Pasta with Swiss Chard
This Pesto Chicken Pasta with Swiss Chard is the perfect one-pot meal that will save you time in the kitchen and give you a delicious and nutritious dinner.
Sesame Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry
Moist sesame chicken stir fried with green beans and carrots in a fresh ginger and garlic sauce, served with brown or white rice.
Greek Herb Salad with Feta
This light and refreshing Greek herb salad is made with crunchy romaine, fresh dill, scallions and feta. Serve with grilled chicken, salmon or with chickpeas to make a hearty vegetarian entrée salad.
Chicken Tawook Fattoush Salad
My family’s favorite Lebanese salad becomes a main dish with tender, juicy chicken tawook and crispy za’atar-scented baked pita chips.
Sautéed Swiss Chard with Lemon and Garlic
This garlic and Swiss chard sauté with lemon makes not only a tasty side dish, but is full of antioxidants, is readily available, and tastes delicious.