This was a week of GREEN eating!
It seems to me that if you're eating green foods
--that is, green foods that don't
also come in a dozen other colors and flavors--you're eating for health.
Green foods are just so darn good for you! And although eating just one color group might sound limiting at first, there are actually so many possibilities! Dare you to think of as many green foods as you can for thirty seconds. M&Ms and macaroons don't count. Ready? GO!
..... tick tock ....
Ok here's what I was able to come up with: spinach, kale, arugula, lettuce (duh).. cucumber, grapes, edamame, celery, brussels sprouts, broccoli, peas, snapeas, string beans, zucchini, (some) apples, underripe bananas (they have the most nutrients!),
Wow, thirty seconds is short. I could have gone on. (Many thanks to my loving BF for serving as my timer. Now you know why I made you time 30 sec. for me.) The point is: look how many there are!
I know, underripe bananas was a cop out. I was just envisioning what was sitting in my kitchen at the moment. Forgive me. But they do contain more nutrients than ripe bananas! Eat em slightly green to get the most bang for your banana buck.
Back on point: ALL OF THOSE OPTIONS are nice, healthy choices that will help provide you with so many of the nutrients you need to live a long, healthy life. And who doesn't want that?
With this in mind, I made sure to add these nutrient-dense greens to my meals throughout the week. What I ate -- my green eats!
|Spinach AND Avocado egg scramble|
(How did I forget avocado? One of my favorites!)
|Baby spinach salad |
with white (oops!) asparagus, salmon, honey-mustard vinaigrette
|All together now, smile!|
(Asparagus and brussels sprouts. GREEN!)
|Garlic Spinach paired with mashed cauliflower and baked salmon|
So there are some of my green eats from this past week! Now, I dare YOU to plan to add extra greens to your meals and snacks!
Make lunch a hefty salad instead of a sandwich. Have extra vegetables as a side to dinner instead of a starch. Snack on celery, kale chips,
What are your favorite green foods? How do you sneak more greens into your day?
I love all of your green food! Looks yummy! I am obsessed with kale! :) Happy WIAW!ReplyDelete
All of your food looks great! Happy WIAW!ReplyDelete
Great post! I pretty much love all vegetables... Your pictures made me hungry hahah!! Good stuff. One of my favorites to do with Salmon,Tilapia or some Lean Beef is Garlic Spinach!ReplyDelete
You did well eating green!!! I failed so miserably this week, haha...ReplyDelete
There's always next week.. Start with tomorrow! Every little bit counts :)Delete
we are alllll about the green here too.ReplyDelete
maybe too much?!
Props to your for eating loads of green foods this week! Thats so awesome! :)ReplyDelete
So green! I just had asparagus last night for the first time in quite a while...I really enjoyed it. Love the veggie heart!ReplyDelete
Your pics are so inspiring!! I eat asparagus almost everyday... but avocado and spinach in my backyard chicken eggs?? Genius!!ReplyDelete
Yess give it a try! Some greens worthy of your backyard eggs :)Delete
Yum - love avocado paired with eggs! That might have to be on the menu for tomorrow morning ;) The veggie heart totally caught my eye - love it!ReplyDelete
I'm completely and totally addicted to arugula. I eat it by the handfuls out of the bag, plus stuff it in sandwiches and cook it in tomato sauce and ... Let's just say a bag doesn't last long around here. Today's lunch was a black bean burger, with a little cheese, a quarter of an avocado, a BIG handful of arugula, and spoonfuls of salsa, all wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla. YUM!ReplyDelete
MMM your lunch sounds good!! I've recently gotten to know arugula a lot better and now it's my go-to. Sounds like you've got some original ways of using and cooking it!Delete
That's a lotta' green! :) I didn't know that about bananas. That's too bad for me since I like mine freckled.ReplyDelete
So do I... but fun facts to know and share! Try the underripe ones in smoothies :)Delete
Great, green roundup!ReplyDelete
I try to incorporate it in every meal and snack too. Can't get enough!
Love my greens! Trying the garlic spinach tonight!ReplyDelete
That arugula salad looks amazing!!!ReplyDelete
oooou that spinach egg scramble looks deeeeelicccious.ReplyDelete
You really ate a lot of green food....good for you!! It all looks delicious!ReplyDelete
My my, aren't you an inspiration! Haha, I love geen veggies and fruits. Especially loving the baby spinach, honey dew, and brussel sprouts! :)ReplyDelete
Happy WIAW girly :)!!
I love this challenge!! And a 30 second timer is awesome!! Great idea!ReplyDelete