Lots of us secretly (or not so secretly) have a goal to work more organic greens into our regular routines – no matter how much we already eat. Is that you? But, you know, routines. We all get settled into our regulars. It can be tough to change a routine or start a new one. That’s why we’re offering up these 5 ways to work arugula, kale, spinach, spring mix, and luscious Little Gems into your daily. Dinner, lunch, breakfast…there’s something for every meal.
You can do cool kitchen things. Here’s a challenge for you: 5 days of the week, 5 new eats to try. See which of them rise to the top and earn a place in your routine and which ones might spark your culinary creativity. Pick a week soon and get ‘er done.
Monday: Crispy Chickpea and Radish Salad
We were hooked at crispy chickpeas. This one offers up more crunch with radishes and cucumbers contrasted with creamy avocado on a bed of baby spinach and spring mix. The cool yogurt-dill dressing is the perfect complement to these flavorful ingredients.
Tuesday: Arugula Pesto, Prosciutto, and Egg Toast
This dreamy delight will make you forget all about your avocado toast…and with just a bit more effort. All well worth it. Crusty sourdough, nutty arugula, salty prosciutto, and the perfectly cooked egg turn the yum knob up to 11 for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This is a recipe for one, but increase quantities if you want to serve more. Use any Parmesan cheese you like, but if you want to level it up, Reggiano or Grana Padano are our favorites.
Wednesday: Tropical Green Smoothie
It doesn’t get easier than a smoothie. And the payoff for precious little effort here is big.
Thursday: Little Gems Caesar Salad with Crunchy Panko Bread Crumbs
This is a classic Caesar salad flavor profile with a twist: those crunchy Panko crumbs add a little something extra. Seriously…if you don’t want to go to the trouble of making your own Caesar dressing, use your favorite store bought but don’t skip the Panko crumbs!
Friday: Thai Shrimp Lettuce Cups
Listen up…don’t let the long list of ingredients in this one intimidate you – it still all happens really quickly and all those ingredients add to the spectacular flavor of this end-of-the-week treat!
Download the shopping list for all 5 recipes here.