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

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!

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 |

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!

Steph @NutrishusRD

Tuesday 5th of January 2016

Happy New Year! Great collection and pleased to see my Pot of Prosperity made the cut :)

Tara | Treble in the Kitchen

Tuesday 5th of January 2016

These all look SO good! I love almost all greens, and I love trying to eat them in new ways. Those Asian Style Winter Greens?! My name is all over them!

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Wednesday 6th of January 2016

Thanks Tara - lmk if you try them out :)

Meri @Real Living Nutrition

Monday 4th of January 2016

Love this...such a great list! Thanks for including us!

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Monday 4th of January 2016

Sure thing - thanks for submitting the recipe :)

Elizabeth Shaw

Monday 4th of January 2016

Happy New Year! Thanks so much for including the Swiss Chard Coleslaw I shared for the Recipe ReDux last month. I agree with you, I can't do the green smoothies (pb-chocolate or berry, yes!) but do love getting my green fix in eggs most recently. Thank goodness for the Trader Joe's Spinach in a bag, it's a game changer for me to get my greens in! Can't wait to try some of the items on this list- MJs looks especially yummy!

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Monday 4th of January 2016

Of course! Definitely want to try out your slaw (and I'll have to remember that one when I get a ton of it in my CSA share come spring/summer.) Another "no thanks to green smoothies" gal - there aren't alot of us out there! I have a bag of TJ's spinach in my fridge right now and probably will try Min's, Danielle's or Amber's recipe next (love my pasta!)

Ann Dunaway Teh

Monday 4th of January 2016

Great round up! Lots of creative ideas to try and thanks for including our shrimp, grits and greens!

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