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Become a Green Goddess

Eat GREEN vegetables and fruit

Hi, friends!  I am currently in between trips right now.  I’m typing this post as I wait in the airport for my flight from Burlington, Vermont to Des Moines, Iowa.  I’m super pumped to be sharing all my travel fun with you soon (and be sure to follow along on Insta – hungryhobbyrd)!

Eat GREEN vegetables and fruit

GREEN Vegetables and Fruit Benefits

I’m sure you’ve heard it before, eating more green veggies is one of the best things you could do for your health.  We’ve already learned that a colorful plate is best to get a variety of health benefits, so why does green get all the credit?

Green produce gets its pigment from this magical little compound called chlorophyll.  Chlorophyll is actually similar to hemoglobin, however, it contains magnesium at the center, instead of iron.  Therefore, it is often referred to as the “blood” of the plant.  It is also the compound that allows a plant to magically convert light to energy.

Stop and think about that for a minute.  Can you convert daylight to energy?  All I seem to do is BURN daylight and energy like I have an unending supply of both.  Not only does chlorophyll convert light into energy, but it is truly a rockstar superstar antioxidant.

Benefits of Cholorphyll – The GREEN food Antioxidant

  • Binding to potential carcinogens to make them less dangerous
  • Binding to potential carcinogens to interfere with absorption
  • Promoting production of liver enzymes utilized in detoxification pathways
  • Preventing infections and speeding wound healing
  • Promotes satiety and stable blood sugar, potentially leading to better weight control

Green Food Recipes

Are you jealous yet?  Don’t worry, I put together a round-up of all my favorite “green food” recipes so we can all reap the benefits of this green superstar.  Whether you love ALLTHEGREENVEGGIES or can’t stand the taste, there is a recipe on this list for everyone!

Spicy Guacamole

Spicy Guacamole - gluten and dairy free

Matcha Green Tea Smoothie 

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Pumpkin Protein Green Smoothie 

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Zucchini Quiche Breakfast Quesadilla

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Spicy Broccoli Cheddar Quiche 

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Bacon Zucchini Quiche

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5 Minute Omelet Bowl 

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Green Lunch/Dinner Recipes

Walnut Pesto Turkey Burgers

Gluten Free Grain Free Walnut Pesto Burgers

Bacon Broccoli Slaw

Dairy Free Bacon Broccoli Slaw

20 Minute Spicy Asian Chicken Recipe  

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Turkey Spanakopita Casserole 

Spanakopita Casserole

Gluten Free Zucchini Brown Rice Pasta

Gluten Free Pasta with Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage

Zucchini Noodle Lasagna

Zucchini Noodle Lasagna - low carb recipe via hungryhobby.net

Carne Asada Salad

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Salmon Bacon Salad 

 

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One thought on “Become a Green Goddess

  1. Have fun on your travels! I can’t wait to hear all about it. Hopefully, by the time you get home I’ll be walking unassisted.
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