Recipes Featuring Leafy Greens

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If you're going to do ONE thing this week to improve the nutrition of your meals, choose to add more greens to your dishes. 🥬 We're sharing 5 recipes to show you exactly how to enjoy fall leafy greens.

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Chicken Quinoa Soup with Mustard Greens

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your soothing bowl of soup for a light supper.

75% water-fiber foods – quinoa, mustard greens, garlic, onions, carrots, bell pepper, celery, dill
25% foods –chicken, oil

Recipe Note: Cut the oil in half to leave off unnecessary fat and calories.

Crunchy Kale Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: An orange and this salad would make for a perfect packed lunch. Just add your sliced avocado right before serving.

75%water-fiber foods – kale, broccoli, cauliflower, purple cabbage, Brussels sprouts, carrots, avocado, onions
25% foods – dressing, cranberries, slivered almonds

Potatoes, Collarge and Egg Hash

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your hash on top of soft polenta for a filling, hearty breakfast this weekend.

75% water-fiber foods – potatoes, onions, collards, whole grain cornmeal
25% foods – eggs, oil

Recipe Note: Use only 1/2 of the oil to cut unnecessary fat and calories.

Parmesan Spinach Pasta

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Use chickpea pasta to up the protein in this meal. A fruit salad would round the meal off nicely.

75% water-fiber foods –spinach, mushrooms, garlic, fruit
25% foods – pasta, cheese oil

Recipe Note: Cut the cheese and oil in half to keep 25% items in their zone.

Quinoa and Lentil Cabbage Roll Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your cabbage roll soup with your favorite bread, or eat this soup when you want to have a piece of cake for dessert.

75% water-fiber foods – cabbage, lentils, quinoa, onion, garlic, diced tomatoes
25% foods – cake

👉 Water-fiber foods are 75% zone foods – whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, beans and cooked whole grains. 

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