18 Good-For-You Green Recipes

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Green is gaining a lot of traction these days, and it’s not hard to see why! Thanks to the mesmerizing color, it screams health–in fact, the color green is popping up in everything from recipes to skin care. But, in the kitchen, it can be hard to get some variety; while we love  a good smoothie, adding greens into different dishes is a great way to switch things up. Who knew that green produce would be so amazing in pancakes, hummus, or brownies?!

With all of the hype surrounding green produce, why should we eat this vibrant color? First, it makes our food look gorgeous and really photogenic! The intense greens complement anything you pair it with, and quickly makes the flavors on your plate explode with natural, refreshing goodness. Second, a lot of green foods (such as broccoli and spinach) contain powerful antioxidants that may prevent or delay some types of cell damage. They are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins (B, C, E, and K), and minerals (calcium, magnesium, and potassium), which makes them an ideal candidate to consume for overall health.

So, celebrate green the healthy way with these fabulous dietitian-approved recipes that are sure to leave your mouths watering and wanting more. What are some of your favorite ways to eat green? Let us know below!

Happy eating!

- Kathy and Tracee

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Green Smoothie Pancakes, Lindsay Livington, RDN

Gyros Breakfast Burritos, Judy Barbe, RDN

Zucchini Quiche Breakfast Quesadilla, Chelsey Amer, MPH, RDN

High Protein Smoothie with Vanilla Bean, Amy Gorin, RDN

Secret Ingredient Green Smoothie, Jessica Cording, RDN

Creamy Avocado Smoothie BowlKathy Siegel, MS, RDN & Tracee Yablon Brenner, RDN, CHHD, Triad to Wellness

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Edamame Avocado Hummus, Julie Harrington, RDN

Grilled Avocado Stuffed with Grilled Mango Salsa, Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN

Chimichurri, Lindsey Pine, RDN

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Wilted Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese, Meri Raffetto, RDN

Spinach Salad with Warm Citrus Vinaigrette, Lauren Harris-Pincus, RDN

Spring Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, Amanda Hernandez, RDN

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Green and Goat Cheese Pie with Potato Crust, Danielle Cushing, RDN

Turkey Cabbage Rolls, Christy Brissette, MS, RDN

Easy Creamy Polenta, Shrimp, and Vegetable Bowls, Elizabeth Ward, MS, RDN

Mexican Spinach and Shrimp, Sylvia White, RDN

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Kiwi Lime Pie in a Jar, Emily Cooper, RDN

Avocado Brownies, Katie Pfeffer-Scanlan, RDN

 

One Response to 18 Good-For-You Green Recipes


  1. Sarah Koszyk says:

    Thank you so much for including my Grilled Avocado stuffed with Grilled Mango Salsa recipe. Love all this Green-goodness.

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