Maybe you’re not super into salads or maybe the prospect of fitting more vegetables onto your plate doesn’t sound like fun. It can be hard suddenly eating more vegetables, and greens can seem a bit overwhelming. The trick is to start small and figure out what you like! So, feel free to also check out this list to see where you might want to start!

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Are you ready to have a week full of delicious vegan food that leaves you nourished and content? Let’s get started!

This week, we’re bringing you ways to eat and enjoy healthy leafy green recipes that are fully vegan and plant-based!

1. Spinach

If you’re not a big fan of greens, spinach is a wonderful place to start. It’s pretty tasteless and you can wilt it into your tofu scramble or into lentils and rice. Plus, it’s great in smoothies for an extra green boost!

2. Arugula

Arugula is a strong green and best for a pop of flavor in a sandwich or salad! If you’re new to this one, try a bit of it in your salad to start to see if you like the flavor.

3. Green Leaf Lettuce/ Butter Lettuce

Green leaf lettuce and butter lettuce are excellent greens to use in salad or for lettuce wraps or lettuce boats! These greens also work well on sandwiches, too!

4. Kale

Kale is a dark leafy green that’s pretty versatile. Remember to massage it before consuming it because that helps to digest it better. Try kale in salads (you can mix it with green or butter lettuce), or even try it mixed into bean burgers

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Almond and Date Carrot Cake

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer, and has many side effects

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