The pantone colour of the year for 2017 is Greenery! I am not normally an artistic person but when I saw the 2017 pantone colour of the year, the first thing I thought of was FOOD! Greenery is a color that is associated with nature. This means that we usually tend to think of things like warmer weather, plants and being outdoors when we think of the colour green.
In the nutrition world, green is associated with green vegetables! Adding a variety of green vegetables is a wonderful way to add more nutrients into your diet. Most leafy greens contain essential vitamins and minerals such as:
These are all nutrients that your body requires to function properly and so it is important that you include them into your diet.
There are plenty of ways to include greens into your daily meals. You can start small by including greens as snacks throughout your day. For example, you could try having some broccoli with a healthy dip or you could even try having a small green salad or smoothie. Greens are also very easy to include into your breakfasts, lunches and dinners. There are plenty of recipes that include greens that are great for your health. I reached out to my fab dietitians and asked them to share their favourite recipes that feature the pantone colour of the year, Greenery.
This recipe is a pasta salad that includes orzo pasta, bell peppers, alfalfa sprouts, peas, chickpeas, and onions. The chimichurri sauce includes fresh basil, parsley, oregano, mint, onion and lemon juice. This recipe would make for a great lunch that you could easily prepare in advance!
This recipe contains a mixture of garlic, parmesan cheese, pasta and carrot top leaves. If you are someone who likes to waste as little food as possible, then this recipe is great for you as it uses the part of the carrots that we usually throw away.
This yummy soup has shredded chicken, chicken broth, peppers, cilantro, oregano and lots of other great ingredients. This healthy recipe can make a great lunch or idea, especially during the cold winter months.
This recipe is filled with a variety of different greens such as edamame, parsley, dill, green onions, green grapes, avocado, oregano, and arugula. This would definitely be a great lunch idea as it is very filling and very nutritious.
This recipe features grilled asparagus mixed with a lemongrass sauce made from lemongrass, rosemary and some simple spices. This recipe can work great as a side dish to your meals or even as a healthy snack!
These Minty Fresh Shelled Peas are super simple to make and only contain a handful of delicious and healthy ingredients. If you are looking for a quick, light snack this is definitely the recipe for you!
You'll forget about buying store-bought salad dressing once you make this Creamy Avocado Dressing! My recipe uses simple ingredients, tastes delicious, and stores in the refrigerator without browning!
I think this was one of my favourite recipe round up to do because it is so visually stunning! Let me know in the comments below which recipe you want to try out and how you add Greenery into your diet.
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