27 Recipes That Will Get You To Crave Leafy Greens (Beyond Salads or Smoothies)

Eat more leafy greens this year with these delicious, family-friendly recipes featuring spinach, kale, collards, Swiss chard and more!

Eat more leafy greens this year with these delicious, family-friendly recipes featuring spinach, kale, collards, Swiss chard and more! @tspbasil

It’s a new year and a good majority us (even us dietitians) are vowing to drink more water, do more meal prep, eat more whole grains, plant-based meals, vegetables…..and the list goes on.

Getting more leafy greens is often a challenge for me – especially in the winter months when fresh-from-the-garden delicate greens aren’t as abundant. Not to mention, I quickly get into salad ruts and I’m not a green smoothie kind of gal (this Tropical Cilantro Smoothie from The Kitchn is as close as I’ll get to drinking my greens.)

So, I’ve called upon my talented, food-loving dietitians bloggers to share some of their favorite ways to enjoy greens year round and I gotta say, I’m super inspired by this round-up for myself and my 8 year-old (the husband is pretty much a lost cause at this point.)

Cheesy Broccoli & Greens Soup | Teaspoonofspice.com

My two “go-to” recipes for eating more greens:
Cheesy Broccoli & Greens Soup  – I make this at least twice a month in the winter.
Asian Style Winter Greens – Great side dish for fish, chicken or rice dishes.

27 Delicious Ways To Enjoy Leafy Greens - like this Egg Mushroom Kale Breakfast Burrito @tspbasil

Greens for Breakfast:
Egg, Mushroom & Kale Breakfast Burrito
Potato & Kale Hash – Meri @Real Living Nutrition
Spinach Ricotta Breakfast Bake
Sweet Potato, Beet & Kale Breakfast Hash – Allison @Prep Dish

27 Ways To Crave Your Leafy Greens in the New Year (beyond salads or smoothies) via @tspbasil Click To Tweet

Super Greens Soups & Sides:
Pot of Prosperity – Stephanie @Nutrishus
Kale, White Bean & Tomato Soup – Lauren @Nutrition Starring You
Swiss Chard Coleslaw – Elizabeth @Simple Swaps
Brussels Sprouts & Spinach with Honey, Feta, Walnuts – Kati @Around The Plate

27 Delicious Ways To Enjoy Leafy Greens -like Gnocchi with Greens and Mushrooms @tspbasil

Pasta + Greens = Perfection:
Gnocchi with Greens & Mushrooms
Lemon Kale Pasta with Dried Cherries – Danielle @Food Confidence
Spinach Avocado Alfredo Sauce
Ravioli with Sautéed Sweet Potatoes & Spinach – Amber @Homemade Nutrition
Pumpkin and Kale Pasta Bake – Min @MJ and The Hungryman

27 Delicious Ways To Enjoy Leafy Greens -like these Spicy Mushroom Tacos with Collards

Wrap & Roll:
Spicy Portobello Mushroom Tacos w. Collards – Heather @Spright
Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps with Amazing Peanut Sauce – Heather @The Nutty Nutritionist
Thai Collard Green Wrap – Emily @Sinful Nutrition
Hibachi Pork Lettuce Wraps – Abbey @Abbey’s Kitchen
Fresh Spring Rolls – Emily @Emily Kyle Nutrition

27 Delicious Ways To Enjoy Leafy Greens -like this Spicy Peanut Tofu and Bok Choy Bowl

Greens & Grains:
Spicy Peanut Tofu & Bok Choy Rice Bowl – Kara @The Foodie Dietitian
Shrimp, Grits & Greens – Ann @My Menu Pal
Hoppin’ John with Kale & Quinoa -Betsy @Supermarket Nutrition
Green Eggs & Quinoa Muffins – Natalie @Nutrition a la Natalie

27 Delicious Ways To Enjoy Leafy Greens -like these Kale & Black Bean Burritos

Hearty Green Entrees:
Kale & Black Bean BurritosJanice @Meal Makeover Moms
Green Masala Egg Curry – Dixya @Food, Pleasure & Health
Make Ahead Kale & Feta Frittata – Regan @Healthy Aperture
Veggie Quiche Patties – Liz @Meal Makeover Moms

Do you have a favorite recipe that features leafy greens? What’s yours and your family’s favorite green? Would love to hear from you!



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