Leafy greens are beneficial for getting important vitamins and nutrients, as well as being a crucial source of fiber for proper digestion. Unfortunately for leafy greens, they’re not always that exciting. There’s even an expression that goes something like, “no great story started with a salad.”
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However, with a little creativity, you can “hide” those greens and make them more desirable (especially for the younger members of the family that turn their heads whenever they see something green coming their way). Here are six ideas for using leafy greens to create a fun and healthy eating experience…
1. Get Cracking on Breakfast Blends
Eggs are something many of us enjoy in the morning, and are a great base for adding ingredients including greens. That means you can drop in some kale, spinach or arugula as well as maybe some cheese or fresh salsa for flavor, while getting the nutritional benefits of all of them.
Best Health magazine noted that eggs and leafy greens are both a great source of Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps skin heal (from acne in particular). The magazine notes that Vitamin E is fat soluble, meaning you should eat something containing a bit of fat (such as olive oil) to get the most benefits.