4 Good-for-You Green Foods

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A famous frog once sang that it ain’t easy being green—but at SkinnyMs. we know it is easy to add good-for-you green foods to your lifestyle. These veggies and herbs are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants as well as phytonutrients, which may act as natural antibacterial and antiviral agents. Natural green foods also have an alkalizing effect that helps balance the stomach’s pH, making them a smart choice for those who suffer heartburn or GERD. These are a few of our favorite greens:

Asparagus

This green superfood has everything you need to nourish the body, including folic acid, potassium (an electrolyte that helps regulate heart beat), and fiber. As a bonus, it’s super low in calories—one cup has a divine 34 calories. Try our Skinny Cream of Asparagus soup.

Basil

This member of the mint family is rich in antioxidants, which fight the free radicals that damage and age cells. It’s also easy to grow in containers and gardens, so you can always have it on hand for salads, sandwiches, and other recipes. Check out our fan-favorite Tomato Basil Soup.

Cilantro

An herb that adds a distinctive flavor to salads, soups, salsas, and chicken recipes, it also offers a blend of fiber, antioxidants, essential oils, and vitamins to lower bad cholesterol (LDL). Get your cilantro fix with these delish Skinny Chicken Fajitas.

Kale

This cabbage variety is a superfood pot of gold. Kale delivers fiber, calcium, and vitamin B6, plus it’s practically a vitamin K factory, which means it provides a powerful dose of this vitamin linked to reducing cancer risk and building healthy bones. Get your green on—and feel fabulous—with this kale Cleanse and Detox Smoothie or Kale Chips.

Check out these recipes for more good-for-you green foods:

Avocado Dip

Broccoli Tarts

Crispy Kale and Pumpkin Croquettes

Pasta Puttanesca with Baby Spinach

Slow Cooker Lemon Basil Chicken with Carrots

Discover the power of green by trying one of these healthy recipes tonight!

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