A Fresh Start to 2016 - Get Your Greens!

Looking for inspiration beyond a simple sauté or salad to get more greens into your diet? Whether you are sticking to a resolution or just need to reset your eating habits after the long holiday season, we've pulled together our favorite recipes featuring leafy greens that are long on flavor & nutrients, a win win and a fresh start to 2016!


Salads

As simple as salad can be, sometimes all that prepping and chopping can make getting your daily veggie intake daunting. At the beginning of each week, we like to prepare a big batch of chopped salad to make getting enough greens a no-brainer.

Here's a quick recipe to try this week:

3 heads Romaine, chopped, cleaned and spun dry
1 red pepper, diced
1 hot house cucumber, seeds removed, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1/2 can hearts of palm, chopped
1 can chick peas, drained and rinsed

Layer all the ingredients (starting with the lettuce) in a large air-tight container. The salad will last for several days in the fridge, just add dressing of choice as you go.

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If you prefer something a little different, try this antioxidant rich Shaved Cauliflower, Parsley, Clementine & Pomegranate Salad by @brooklynsupper.


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Kale & Other Greens


Eating more greens doesn't mean you have to sacrifice flavor. We like incorporating kale and other greens into breakfast to set a (semi) healthy tone for the rest of the day. If a green breakfast is a tough sell in your household, try this Shredded Kale with Crispy Prosciutto and a Poached Egg by @vanille_verte, the perfect compromise.

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Pestos, Gremolatas, Chermoulas & Chimichurri


Try a pesto rich in leafy greens like this Swiss Chard & Walnut version from@small_eats. Uses: spoon a bit over grilled chicken or steak, as a sandwich spread, or add a dollop to hummus for added flavor.

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Soups


Simmer a large pot of this Greens Soup with Creme Fraiche and Garlic Caraway Breadcrumbs by @kaleandcaramel to have as lunch throughout the week. It comes together quickly and the toasty breadcrumbs add the perfect amount of crunch.

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