It may not be easy being green, but with a variety of fresh options from Organic Girl in our produce department, it sure is easy eating green! Packed with vitamins and minerals, greens of all sorts make a great addition to your diet, and are easy to incorporate into your daily menu. Here are a few of our favorite greens, along with tasty recipes for inspiration:
It may not be easy being green, but with a variety of fresh options from Organic Girl in our produce department, it sure is easy eating green! Packed with vitamins and minerals, greens of all sorts make a great addition to your diet, and are easy to incorporate into your daily menu. From salads to sandwich fillings and everything in between, greens make almost everything better! Here are a few of our favorite greens, along with tasty recipes for inspiration:
Baby Arugula: One cup contains only five calories, but packs an array of phytonutrients called indoles that help lower the risk for both stomach and colon cancers. With its peppery taste, arugula is a great addition to salads or served wilted with grilled fish.
Ready to eat? Try a Triple Crème, Prosciutto & Arugula Grilled Cheese!
Baby Kale: Cruciferous vegetables like kale contain indoles, which are one of the most potent cancer-blocking agents in foods.
Ready to eat? Try dropping a handful of kale into a Very Berry Green Smoothie!
Baby Spinach: Spinach supplies a variety of nutrients, including folate, a B vitamin vital for healthy pregnancy and circulation, and cancer-fighting carotenes.
Ready to eat? Try using spinach as a topping on a Pasilla Tomato & Spinach Pizza!
Mache Blend: This leafy green is great for salads and adds rich green color as well as a valuable dose of potassium for health blood pressure and magnesium for bones.
Ready to eat? Try using mache in a BLT Salad with Poached Egg & Garlic Toasts!
Baby Spring Mix: Arugula, romaine and other deep green lettuces provide folic acid, a B vitamin important for healthy circulation and heart protection. This greens mix is versatile in taste and texture, and goes great in a variety of salads.
Ready to eat? Try using spring greens in a Mandarin Cashew Chicken Salad!
Super Greens: This super-healthy blend of nutrient-rich red and green chard, tat soi, arugula and spinach packs a punch with vitamins A, B, C and K, folate, riboflavin, beta carotene, magnesium, manganese, iron, potassium, chromium and lutein!
Ready to eat? Try adding Super Greens to a Protein-Packed Skillet Dinner!
Be sure to check out the other fresh greens from Organic Girl, like Super Spinach, Sweet Pea, Peppergreens, Romaine and a few mixed blends!