Sneak Greens Into Your Diet

Fool your brain into forgetting that it’s eating vegetables.

Adding greens to your diet is important — and it doesn’t have to be a chore, says Jodi Baretz, LCSW, CHHC, a psychotherapist and holistic health coach at The Center for Health and Healing in Mount Kisco. Here’s how:  

1. “The best and fastest way to add greens to your diet is the green smoothie. Pair a green (spinach, kale, collards) with almond milk, half a banana, and other fruit, like pear, mango, pineapple, or berries. Add ice, and you have a delicious colada.”

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2. “Small amounts of greens can be tossed into soups and stir-fries. Put them in toward the end, and they will cook very quickly, won’t overpower the dish and will add a splash of color.”

3. “Kale chips are so good, you don’t even have to ‘sneak them in.’ Just pull off the stems, wash and dry, and mix with two tablespoons of olive oil, juice of half a lemon, and salt, and cook in an oven at 450° for five minutes at a time, turning often until crispy.”

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