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EAT: OMG: Oh My Greens! 5 easy ways to green up your diet

Each year, a new diet arrives on the scene touting it’s the way to eat for better health. Low-carb, low-fat, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, the list goes on. The one common thread all of these popular diets have in common? Greens!

​Eating green vegetables daily promotes healthy body weight and prevents disease. Here are five easy ways to add greens to your diet.

1. Bottom's up!​

Add a handful of spinach or kale to your morning smoothie. Not a fan of greens? Try spinach, banana, peanut butter and almond milk for a smoothie that tastes like a milkshake!

2. Green eggs and ham.

Okay, maybe not ham on a daily basis, but the green eggs part is spot on! Add two handfuls of chopped greens to your morning eggs for a nutrient-dense scramble

3. Grab and go greens.

Pack durable greens (broccoli, celery, snap peas, green pepper, or zucchini) in a portable container to enjoy a health snack on the go. Toss in hummus for a dip and enjoy a balanced snack that will keep you full between meals.

4. Salads and six packs.

Abs are made in the kitchen. When you eat a salad with leafy greens, you crowd out the junk food you may crave throughout the day. Your body will feel nourished, less hungry, and you’ll slim down!

5. Enjoy the Superbowl!

(For dinner, that is.) Combine lean meat, brown rice or quinoa, plus a steamed green vegetable in a bowl for a vitamin packed super bowl! Make enough for two meals and you’ve got lunch for tomorrow!​​