There are so MANY wonderful reasons to eat your greens (kale, chard, collard greens, etc….) Eating greens provide the body with vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, potassium, iron, vitamin E, dietary fiber, copper, calcium, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, folate, biotin, niacin and pantothenic acid. Need I say more?? YES, I should say more. Eating greens has also been associated with cancer prevention, better eye sight, lowering inflammation, and slowing the aging process (I think I might just start wrapping my body in the stuff too…) Here’s a link for more in-depth information as to why you should eat your greens…
One problem I have with managing my greens consumption is how much room the uncooked greens take up in my fridge. One of my rock-star clients Jillian H. gave me a great idea that has helped ensure that I eat my greens before my greens eat up all the space in my fridge. She suggested to cook ALL of my greens at once and make a giant greens mixture to keep in a big tupperware and serve up as needed. I like to chop my greens up, smash them all down into a giant pot, poor in about 2 cups of water, cover and steam until tender. This way you can season your greens how you want to depending on what you decide to serve them with later. That’s just what I did this week and I discovered how great greens and scrambled eggs are with a little salsa verde on top, how easy it is to serve some greens up with the Already Cooked Wild Caught Salmon I found from Trader Joe’s, and that greens are great with just about everything else I ate this week. Thanks for the great tip Jillian and for helping me save some space in my fridge!
Also, here’s an awesome salad recipe to use with the salmon I mentioned:
Wild Salmon Salad
Salad greens of your choice
Already Cooked Wild Caught Salmon from Trader Joe’s
Roasted yellow and red peppers diced
1 organic apple diced
handful of slivered almonds
1 avocado diced
Olive oil, black pepper, dried dill and lemon juice to taste
A splash of white balsamic vinegar.
Toss all together and EAT!!