3 Things I Really Hate About You – Green Veggies

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We understand you side with Homer. You turn green around the gills every time green leafy vegetables are mentioned? Fear not! You are not alone. We dislike those green veggies just as much as you do.

Here are the top 3 reasons you can use in your defense the next time someone tells you that greens are good for you. But in case they don’t work, we also show you how to learn to like them.

1. Spinach is only for Popeye. It’s soggy and salad-y.

Of course they were Popeye’s secret weapon for beating up Bluto but every time you eat it, it tastes like ewww! We know that this vegetable is what all mothers say is healthy food and try to feed it to you. And they’d be right because spinach is power packed with Vitamins A and C, fiber, folic acid, magnesium and bioflavonoids.

How to love this greenie?

The best thing about spinach is that these green leafy vegetables are highly versatile. You can chuck them into an omelet with feta cheese. Make spinach crisps by sprinkling Italian seasoning on them and baking for a couple of minutes. We assure you they taste UH-MAYZ-ING. Flavor combos that are a hit with baby spinach are strawberries and walnuts. Just throw them together and we promise you’ll start to heart this veggie.

2. Broccoli is just an ugly “mini tree.” I can’t eat it without fantasizing about a cupcake.

Well, this guy really is the antithesis of all things chocolate-y and tasty. But you just need to read about the health benefits of broccoli to know that it can truly be man’s best friend. Broccoli has Vitamins A, C and K as well as fiber in truckloads (well, floret-loads if that’s even a word). These green weevils also have nutrients such as diindolylmethane and selenium that can give a good knock to cancer and heart disease.

How to love this greenie?

If you’ve been passing up the appetizer tray, simply dip your broccoli in hummus. Trust us, it works like a charm. You can also season them with salt and pepper and steam with bacon so they soak in the flavor and you have lots of tasty veggies without being bombarded with the extra calories.

3. Lettuce and cabbage are rabbit food – they are not human food.

Look at these bunnies battling it out over lettuce. But obviously this will never happen to you. Lettuce and cabbage have Vitamins A, B and C in that order along with plenty of iron and magnesium to go around. Drinking cabbage juice will keep your tummy healthy and end your daily morning struggles. Lettuce is a powerhouse of protein. It’s a tough contest between the two – take your pick.

How to love this greenie?

Get sneaky by replacing bread with lettuce and cabbage. Make your next sandwich a lettuce or cabbage wrap and you won’t complain. Hide lettuce deep into your sandwiches to eat a pile of these leafy greens for denser nutritional value. Cabbage is best doused in sauce and spices. Get it right with a hearty cabbage soup with potatoes and white beans for a filling meal. Everything tastes better roasted so toss cabbage wedges with oil, salt + pepper and some caraway seeds in the oven. Roast with some chicken and you have a hands-off meal.

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