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Eating Green

May 17, 2015

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‘Tis the day to wear green, and to pinch the folks who aren’t! But don’t worry, you don’t have to be Irish to participate in all the fun St. Patrick’s Day has to offer. Here at Good Food Made Simple, we believe that not only should we be wearing green today – we should be eating it, too!

In fact, as most of us probably know (and less of us probably put into practice), eating greens should be a part of our everyday diets. Nutrition and health expert Joy Bauer recommends eating at least five servings of vegetables every day, which equates to 2.5 cups of cooked veggies.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, check out some of our favorite herbs, legumes, leafy greens, and other delicious green veggies, along with a few ideas about how to incorporate them into balanced meals. Practice not only eating green – but eating clean!

Broccoli

Chop up some broccoli florets and throw them into your next serving of our Original Mac & Cheese. The complementary flavor profiles of cheese and broccoli make for a great and delicious pairing.

Lentils

With a texture profile similar to that of chickpeas, cooked lentils are great to puree in a blender, add spices and a bit of oil to, and use like a hummus dip! They’re also full of fiber, iron, and protein!

Green Bell Peppers

We use green bell peppers in our breakfast bowls to add a little crunch and a whole lot of nutrients to your morning. Try green bell peppers as a crudité, too, by slicing them up and eating them with dips as a chip alternative.

Mint

Some sprigs of fresh mint leaves in your GFMS Fruit and Berries oatmeal can really brighten your morning – not to mention your bowl!

Arugula

This peppery, leafy green is a great source of potassium. Try tossing a salad with arugula next time, adding a light vinaigrette and maybe some sliced fresh pear to complement the greens. 

Brussels Sprouts

Add shaved Brussels sprouts to your oatmeal, top it off with slivers of Parmesan cheese, cracked sea salt and some truffle oil for a savory, veggie-fied twist on your GFMS Original Steel-Cut Oats!

Butterhead Lettuce

Make a sandwich with one of our varieties of egg patties, and add some raw butterhead lettuce for a tasty, low profile dose of vegetables.

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