Shortcuts to Getting More Greens

Shortcuts to Getting More Greens

As per Dietary Guidelines for Americans found that approx 90 percent of the U.S. population fails to get the recommended daily amount of vegetables. Based on these statistics, mostly could use a little help taking in more — especially those nutrient-packed greens. Here are different ways to quickly pack more greens into your day.

Use collard greens instead of a tortilla wrap

Always use large leaves of collard greens instead of bread to wrap your favorite taco or sandwich. Just trim the leaves, blanch in boiling water for 30 seconds, and blot them dry before stuffing with your favorite fillings. It will help you to keep fit.

Add leftover greens to your morning eggs


To get more greens first thing in the morning is to add leftovers right into your morning omelet or frittata. Spinach, kale and chard work deliciously. One prepackaged option, Scramble Leafy Greens by Clever Foodies, consists of packaged greens you can mix right into your morning choice of eggs. The Leafy Greens variety adds 60 calories per serving and includes kale, tomatoes, onion, spinach, broccoli rabe and spices.

Add greens to burgers

Toss fresh herbs, chopped spinach or even kale into your burger patty mixture to up your greens. Ellie Krieger does a fabulous job in this mouthwatering recipe for My Big Fat Greek Burgers. If you don’t have time to cook, you can always turn to Hilary’s Hemp & Greens Burgers, made with millet and a variety of greens, including arugula, beet greens, spinach and kale.


Drink cold-pressed juice

An easy way to get your greens is to gulp them. You can find many cold-pressed juices at the market, or grab a bottle of Evolution Fresh when you pass your local Starbucks. Check out how your favorite green juice ranked in our taste test.