It’s important to keep up healthy eating habits in menopause. Eating the required number of fruit servings is easy to do, but including dark leafy greens in your diet is more challenging.
Dark leafy greens such as salad greens, kale, and spinach are excellent sources of Vitamin B, which your body needs to produce healthy red blood cells and you’ll feel more energetic.
There are many choices to choose from, and the trick is knowing how to prepare them so that it’s something you look forward to eating. Here are four delicious ways to prepare dark leafy greens:
Soups are one of those foods that allows you to stir in any vegetables you have on hand. A handful of spinach can be added to the soup during the last five minutes of cooking. If you’re making a cream soup, like potato, blend in some de-stemmed kale leaves.
Spread your favorite tortillas with protein such as chicken or turkey, and pile on the romaine lettuce, spinach, or arugula. I like the spinach tortillas, but use the kind you like or experiment with a new flavor.
Kale is rich in Vitamins A, C, and K. Kale chips can be purchased at a health food store, but you may want to try making them at home. This easy recipe only calls for three ingredients and then bakes in the oven.
If you want to experiment, blend in some herbs or spices. For extra crunchy chips, try adding sunflower seeds or cashews.
The sky is the limit when it comes to making an omelet, and it’s also the perfect opportunity to sneak in some vegetables. This tasty omelet calls for a pound of leafy greens including collard greens, mustard greens, and beet greens.
How do you use dark leafy greens in your diet?