Many of you have heard the saying “greener is leaner“. Statistics show that people who incorporate more greens into their diet have more energy, less fat in their midsection and have less toxin buildup in their digestive tract. Green leafs and vegetables contain disease fighting properties, are packed with antioxidants and are rich in calcium. Although they are not always popular with your palette they are very beneficial to your health. Below are 5 easy green recipes I prepare often. They are quick, simple to prepare and taste great!
Lemon Pepper Asparagus
This is a constant in our house. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Wash asparagus and chop off the ends. In a bowl mix olive oil, chopped garlic, himalayan salt and pepper. Squeeze lemon over the asparagus and then place on a baking sheet. Let bake 12-15 minutes.
Green Bean Salad
This is a hit that I usually bring to family/friend events. Cook beans in boiling water for 8-10 minutes and drain. In a mixing bowl add beans, chopped red onion, chopped beets, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with himalayan salt and pepper. Place in fridge and allow to cool before serving.
Wash spinach leaves. In a pan heat olive oil and chopped garlic. Add spinach to the pan and cover for 2 minutes. After this, season with himalayan salt and pepper, squeeze lemon juice in and then toss. Let it cook until the leaves wilt. Serve and enjoy!
This will take you no more than 15 minutes! Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Chop off the stems. Wash kale leaves gently. If you are not gentle you may compromise the integrity of the leaf. Pat dry and spread on a baking sheet. Spray with coconut oil and lightly season with himalayan salt and pepper. Cook 10-12 minutes with a watchful eye to prevent the leaves from burning.
This is my simplest recipe of all time. Steam broccoli until soft. When ready to serve simpy sprinkle with Pecorino Romano cheese and voila!
Please feel free to share these recipes with fellow moms, family and friends! If you have any tips or recipes that are simple and healthy you can also leave it in the comments below!
Coach Nadia K