Dark leafy greens are loaded with nutrition! They're not just lettuce-green, the green colours of veggies such as kale, chard or spinach are a much more intense green which means they are much richer in polyphenols. What are polyphenols? Great question! They're micronutrients found in plants which give them their colour. In our body they act as antioxidants and have an anti-inflammatory effect.
Dark green leafy veggies kind of have a bad rep for not being yummy. They're no hot fried potato chips BUT they absolutely can be yummy! This is the recipe that you need to try... It's really quick and easy to put together and you also don't need major kitchen skills either.
- 1 bunch of dark green leafy veggies (kale, chard, broccolini, Chinese broccoli...)
- 1-2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 red onion (again, choose red onion over white or brown onions - that red colour also comes from polyphenols. Always choose the veggies with the. most colours!)
- 2 eggs (Always choose free range!)
- Topping: avocado, Nut & Seed Mix, chilli flakes or sriracha
- Roughly chop your greens, finely chop up your garlic and onion
- Lightly sauté in a pan with extra virgin olive oil on a medium heat for a couple of minutes. You don't want to burn them
- Add in the greens and sauté until softened
- Crack in your eggs & mix them around your greens until the eggs are cooked through
- Transfer to a bowl & add your toppings
- I usually have a seed mix in a jar that I put together with pepitas, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds (black & white) & crushed tamari almonds