- Throw some spinach in your morning omelet
- Eat a big salad with some healthy protein
- Dip celery sticks into hummus, guacamole or peanut butter for a snack
- Saute some rappini at dinner (but don't be surprised if your kid says there's "something awful" in his dinner; that's what I heard last night)
- Drink green tea -- it's super healthy
If you want to try your hand at some authentic Irish dishes that skew healthy, check out THIS post where I round up a bunch of Weight Watchers Irish dishes from all over the world.
And here's one of my favorite green recipes -- spinach hummus, which I got from Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy written by Elizabeth Somer (I've added more spinach and it comes out great and greener!):Elizabeth Somer's Spinach Hummus
- 1 16-ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup raw sesame tahini
- 3 to 4 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 /2 tsp. light soy sauce
- Dash of ground cumin
- 1 cup fresh spinach leaves, washed and patted dry
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Add water, if needed, a tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached. Serve with toasted pita bread wedges, whole-grain crackers, or as a dip for fresh vegetables.
Makes 5 servings, 1/3 cup each.