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Eat green for St. Patrick's Day

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to be all about green beer and wearing green T's. You can boost your health and celebrate the Irish-themed holiday by eating your greens. Here's how

St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to be all about green beer and wearing green T's. You can boost your health and celebrate the Irish-themed holiday by eating your greens. Here's how.
St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to be all about green beer and wearing green T's. You can boost your health and celebrate the Irish-themed holiday by eating your greens. Here's howSt. Patrick's Day doesn't have to be all about green beer and wearing green T's. You can boost your health and celebrate the Irish-themed holiday by eating your greens. Here's how.

Kale

Dig into the wide variety of kales at your supermarket or farmer's market. Not into the big bunches of leafy greens that need trimming before cooking? Grab a big bag of chopped kale.

Cabbage

The most eaten green veg on St. Patrick's Day, cabbage is not only good for you, it is ultra-versatile in the kitchen. Sauteed, baked, roasted, simmered or enjoyed raw, cabbage is a low-calorie, nutrient-rich choice.

The many ways to eat more cabbage >>

Broccoli

One of our favorite green vegetables, broccoli can be tossed raw in salads or made tender by steaming, sauteing or roasting to eat as a side or to add to other dishes.

Yummy broccoli recipes to put on your menu >>

These three veggies are only the beginning of eating green. Other veggies to try: bok choy, zucchini, green beans, spinach, lettuce, green peppers, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, green onions, and chard. You can also add any fresh herb to your menu.
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