It’s officially the month of GREEN. As a dietitian, when I think of green foods, I typically think nutritious – broccoli, spinach, avocado. Today I shared some unique AND nutritious ones to celebrate the holiday!
Low-calorie pasta (made from a veggie)
Veggies noodles can lower the calories in a dish and bump up the fiber, vitamins and minerals. Try zucchini for St Paddy’s day or even a shirtaki noodles which is virtually calorie free and takes on the flavors and colors you prepare it with.
Roasted Seaweed Snacks
These are a total hit whenever I share them on air! They have that crispy crunch and savory taste that we crave in a chip, which makes them a great alternative, but they are naturally low in calories – about 25 calories per serving – and loaded with vitamins and minerals like vitamin C and vitamin K.
For those of us who don’t like eating our veggies, GREEN JUICE may be an easier alternative. If you have followed my blog for a while, you know I love my green juice to fill in fruit and veggie gaps. Make your own from scratch or look for varieties with no added sugar when purchasing.
Matcha has become very trendy and with good reason. It is a fine green powder made from green tea leaves so it’s a potent source of antioxidants and also has a little bit of caffeine. I’ll add it to fruit and vegetable smoothies for a little energy boost.