Meatless Monday Roundup: Eat Your Greens!

Meatless Monday Recipe Roundup: Eat Your Greens

 

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In honor of St. Paddy’s Day & Meatless Monday, I am featuring some of my favorite and most popular Green Food recipes!

I’d love to hear some of your favorites too, so don’t forget to share your links in the comments below!!

1. Super Clean Green Smoothie

Dr. Oz Detox Smoothie

 

2. Easy Arugula Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Arugula Salad | The Wellness Scientist

 

 

3. Mushroom Soup with Greens, Sweet Potatoes, and Ginger

Mushroom Soup with Creamy Almond Butter

 

4. Easy Homemade Guacamole

Photo courtesy of Real Simple realsimple.com

Photo courtesy of Real Simple
realsimple.com

 

5. Reduced-Fat Asparagus Quiche

Asparagus Quiche Recipe

 

We all know that getting our daily dose of green is good for us. Here are just a few benefits of chowing down on leafy greens!

Benefits of Eating Greens

 

Easy Guacamole Recipe

Happy Monday!  Time for the vegetarian recipe of the week in honor of Meatless Monday!

Avocados are a great meat substitute due to their high protein content.  While the avocado does have a high fat content, the fat is unsaturated.  And we need healthy fats in our diet.

Avocados are also packed with vitamins A, C, and E and loaded with dietary fiber.  In fact, they have one of the highest fiber contents of any fruit or vegetable.

I love eating Fresh Guacamole when I’m out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant.

And now, thanks to this super easy recipe from Real Simple magazine, I LOVE making it myself at home.  Try this recipe from for an easy & tasty guacamole.

Easy Guacamole | thewellnessscientist.com

Ingredients

Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the onion, jalapeño, cilantro, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Using the back of a fork, mash the vegetables until they begin to release their juices.
  2. Add the avocados and lime juice and stir to combine.
    This recipe makes 2 cups.

 

Quick Tip: Got leftover cilantro? It’s a great, versatile herb you can add to tons of recipes. Snip the ends and store cilantro in a jar or glass of water. Loosely place a plastic bag over the glass (like a bag you get in the produce section of the grocery store) & store in the fridge for up to two weeks!

How To Store Cilantro | thewellnessscientist.com