20 Healthy Green Recipes


A collection of 20 healthy green recipes that taste delicious and make healthy eating easy!

Grilled Asparagus Salad with Crumbled Goat Cheese and Arugula

Do you love greens, or do you tend to avoid them? I personally love green foods; leafy greens or salads make an apperance every night at our dinner table. Eating healthy and balanced shouldn’t be difficult, and you shouldn’t have to force yourself to eat greens. For me, it’s all about how its prepared and what its paired with. To make it easier for you, I’ve compiled a list of 20 Healthy Green Recipes that also taste good!

Why Eat Greens?

  • Naturally green foods are high in vitamins and minerals, like folate, iron, potassium, and calcium. They’re also a great source of fiber.
  • Conversely, they are low in carbs, cholesterol, and sodium.
  • Eating a diet rich in greens has numerous health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and high blood pressure.
20 healthy green recipes. Two-Cucumber-Apple-Green-Smoothies

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the best way to store greens?

For detailed instructions, I have a post all about how to wash and store leafy greens. But essentially, wrap clean and dry leafy greens or other veggies in paper towels before sealing in a resealable bag. Or you can layer them in a Tupperware between layers of paper towels. Either way, store them in a cold part of your fridge, not in the door.

What are the best green vegetables to eat daily?

For affordability and accessibility, I frequently use spinach, green beans, and romaine lettuce in my daily meals.

How healthy are green smoothies?

Green smoothies are a great way to help you lose weight and to “hide” leafy greens and other veggies if you struggle to eat them otherwise.

20 healthy green recipes- Greek herb salad with feta

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20 Healthy Green Recipes

Cucumber Apple Green Smoothie

5 stars average
5 minutes
This sweet and tangy green smoothie is made with apples, cucumber, kale, and banana to keep you full and energized throughout the day
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Two Cucumber Apple Green Smoothies

Lebanese Hindbeh (Sauteed Greens/Spinach) with Caramelized Onions

5 stars
40 minutes
A traditional Lebanese appetizer, these Garlicky Greens with Caramelized Onions can be enjoyed warm or cold, and pair well with pita bread.
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Garlicky greens with caramelized onions

Easy Chicken Soup with Greens

4.04 stars average
40 minutes
Loaded with fresh veggies and plenty of lean protein, this is the perfect meal-in-a-bowl chicken soup that will warm the belly and soul.
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Easy Chicken Soup with Greens

Steamed Broccoli with Sesame Seeds and Soy Sauce

4.60 stars average
25 minutes
This broccoli dish, is the perfect combination of a healthy fat with a fiber rich food (broccoli) which will fill you up with out filling you out.
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Creamy Cilantro Avocado Salad Dressing

4.50 stars average
5 minutes
Made with creamy avocado, fresh cilantro, lime juice and cumin, this easy salad dressing recipe is delicious over greens or served as a dip with veggies!
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Asian Cabbage Slaw with Ginger Vinaigrette

4.45 stars average
10 minutes
This bright and flavorful Asian Cabbage Slaw with Ginger Vinaigrette is the perfect side dish for stir-fries or Summer grilling. Inspired by classic Asian flavors, it's healthy, delicious and filling.
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Asian cabbage slaw with ginger vinaigrette

Grilled Asparagus Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese

4.67 stars average
20 minutes
Asparagus is grilled until charred and slightly caramelized then tossed with spicy arugula and creamy goat cheese in this fresh and flavorful summer salad.
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Cucumber Zucchini Salad

4.47 stars average
5 minutes
This raw zucchini cucumber salad with a lemon basil vinaigrette is a fun and healthy way to enjoy the fresh flavors of summer.
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Lemon Dill Green Beans

4.50 stars average
17 minutes
An easy and flavorful side dish, these green beans with lemon and dill is the perfect vegetarian side dish to add to any meal.
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Fire Roasted Sausage and Kale Pasta

5 stars average
45 minutes
Fire roasted tomatoes, crisp kale, and flavorful Italian sausage mix to make a delicious and healthy pasta dinner.
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Fire roasted sausage and kale pasta

Garlicky Bok Choy

4.34 stars average
10 minutes
Ideal for any greens you have on hand, bok choy is tossed with garlic, ginger, and soy sauce until tender and fragrant. Ready in 5 minutes!
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Fragrant Bok Choy

Lebanese Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

4.34 stars average
1 hour
A Middle Eastern specialty, these Lebanese Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are made with beef, rice, lemon and garlic.
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Tropical Green Smoothie

4.75 stars average
5 minutes
This fresh and fruity tropical green smoothie is made with mango, pineapple and a little kick of ginger.
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Tropical Smoothie Recipe

Japanese Quick Pickled Cucumbers

4.18 stars average
5 minutes
These crunchy Japanese quick pickles are easy to make and the perfect salty, sweet and sour low calorie snack to serve before or with a meal.
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Japanese quick pickled cucumbers long

Low Carb Ground Turkey Lettuce Cups

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25 minutes
These protein-packed lettuce cups are made with ground turkey simmered in a sweet and spicy sauce made with garlic, ginger, lime juice and YOWZERS red chili peppers. They're crunchy, tangy and naturally low carb.
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Pesto Chicken Pasta with Swiss Chard

5 stars average
15 minutes
This Pesto Chicken Pasta with Swiss Chard is the perfect one-pot meal that will save you time in the kitchen and give you a delicious and nutritious dinner.
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Pesto chicken pasta with swiss chard

Sesame Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry

5 stars average
1 hour
Moist sesame chicken stir fried with green beans and carrots in a fresh ginger and garlic sauce, served with brown or white rice.
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Greek Herb Salad with Feta

5 stars average
10 minutes
This light and refreshing Greek herb salad is made with crunchy romaine, fresh dill, scallions and feta. Serve with grilled chicken, salmon or with chickpeas to make a hearty vegetarian entrée salad.
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Chicken Tawook Fattoush Salad

5 stars average
25 minutes
My family’s favorite Lebanese salad becomes a main dish with tender, juicy chicken tawook and crispy za’atar-scented baked pita chips.
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Chicken tawook fattoush salad

Sautéed Swiss Chard with Lemon and Garlic

4.34 stars average
10 minutes
This garlic and Swiss chard sauté with lemon makes not only a tasty side dish, but is full of antioxidants, is readily available, and tastes delicious.
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Sauteed Swiss Chard with Lemon and Garlic

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14 responses to “20 Healthy Green Recipes”

  1. yvonne Avatar
    yvonne

    great

    1. Strassner Avatar
      Strassner

      yep

  2. Jane B Avatar
    Jane B

    Love that wonderful green color on all those recipes, thanks for sharing, now i’m going to try them one by one.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Enjoy!

  3. Karen @ The Food Charlatan Avatar
    Karen @ The Food Charlatan

    This is the prettiest round up ever Liz! I am loving all these ideas!! It’s true, there’s already so much amazing naturally green food, who needs dye?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It really is so true!! Thank you lady!

  4. Sam @ PancakeWarriors Avatar
    Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    OMG all these recipes, good thing I love green food :) I’m going to start with the green smoothie and work my way down :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Aww thank you so much Sam!

  5. Catherine Avatar
    Catherine

    So many bright and beautiful dishes…I love all these healthy ideas. xo, Catherine

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much Catherine!!

  6. Amanda Paa Avatar
    Amanda Paa

    i am so ready for spring! and st. patrick’s day. and eating well. :) thanks for including my fish taco lettuce wraps. xo

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I am too girl!! It has to be here soon right!? RIGHT?!

  7. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine Avatar
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    This is a beautiful round-up!!! They all look so GREEN and delicious!! Thank you Liz :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Aww thank you!! It’s a blizzard outside so I’m distracting myself with GREEN!