Asparagus and Edamame Salad
What is the best time to start eating more greens?
The first answer is a long time ago, but the second best answer is NOW.
Greens are SO GOOD FOR YOU. I’ll spare you all the nitty gritty, but greens are full of fibre, iron, antioxidants like vitamin C, chlorophyll, and many many more vitamins and minerals.
Plus eating greens just makes you feel good. You know you’re doing something good for your body.
So today’s the day, yes?
So how do we integrate more greens into our diet?
Simple. Buy your favourites and start planning recipes around them!
If you aren’t sure where to start or don’t have a favourite (or simply don’t like them yet), I would start with spinach.
Why? It’s mild and can blend seamlessly into foods.
For instance: Spinach for breakfast. Blend a big ol’ handful of baby spinach into a smoothie. You won’t taste it (promise) but you’ll have more energy all day long.
How about lunch? You can make my Asparagus and Edamame salad, that is loaded with greens and placed on a bed of spinach! Or you could put some in the bottom of your soup bowl and ladle hot soup right on top. The spinach will wilt and add an extra element of health!
Dinner? Spinach in your lasagna! In your stir fry! Spinach in your salad! See? You can eat spinach anywhere and everywhere. It’s like a delicious Dr. Seuss book.
Spinach here! Spinach there! You can eat spinach ANYWHERE!
Can you tell spinach is one of my favourite greens? It’s so versatile. And incredibly nutritious. A total winner and great green to start your NEW YOU that eats greens every day now!
Before I get too excited, back to the salad at hand.
This one is great on it’s own. It can be served cold, warm, or at room temperature. Great for lunches at work, great for a fancy dinner at home..or just a regular dinner at home…or eaten directly out of there fridge over the sink. No, YOU did that.
If you can find a spicy sesame oil, like the one I used from Chosen Foods, I highly recommend it.