Recipes Featuring Greens

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Spinach and chickpeas

Greens are nutrient powerhouses, so we're sharing 5 recipes featuring spinach to help you add greens to your meals. Feel free to substitute any other greens you might have on hand - kale, lettuce, cabbage, mustard greens, collards, or chard.

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Chickpeas With Baby Spinach

Make it a Full Plate Meal: This chickpea recipe would taste wonderful with brown rice for a great 100% fiber-rich meal. A fresh peach would be delicious as a dessert. Pick your own 25% option.

75%water-fiber – foods chickpeas, spinach, brown rice, peach
25% – foods choose your own

Salmon Grain Bowl

Make it a Full Plate Meal:Serve your bowl as directed in the recipe, with only 1/2 the serving of fish to keep it to a single serving size for the 25% zone. If you don’t have farro on hand, use any other cooked whole grain. Don’t eat fish? Try tempeh instead.

75% water-fiber foods –  farro, spinach, carrots, radishes, cucumbers, tempeh
25% foods – salmon, dressing

Recipe Note: Use only enough dressing to get a slight flavor for your dish since the fish already fills out the 25% zone of your plate.

Spinach Mushroom Breakfast Bowl

Make it a Full Plate Meal:Assemble your bowl as directed in the recipe for a savory 75% breakfast.

75% water-fiber foods – quinoa, spinach, mushrooms
25% foods – egg

Easy Taco Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal:Serve your salad as directed for a great 75% meal. Watermelon would make a fantastic sweet end to the meal.

75% water-fiber foods – lettuce, spinach, beans, corn, salsa, quinoa, guacamole, watermelon
25% foods – chips, dressing

The Best White Bean Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal:Serve the soup with either the parmesan cheese or bread for a yummy rainy day meal.

75% water-fiber foods –beans, onions, celery, carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach
25% foods – cheese/bread

👉 Water-fiber foods are 75% zone foods – whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, beans and cooked whole grains. For a more detailed explanation, watch Lesson 1.

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