St. Patrick’s Day is a great excuse to add nutrient-dense leafy green vegetables to your family meals. Tell your children it’s leprechaun food!

Leafy green vegetables are high in fiber, low in fat, and rich in vitamins and minerals. Because they are low in calories, leafy greens are beneficial for weight management. Daily consumption of leafy green vegetables can lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, and a host of other chronic diseases.

Start the day with a nutrient-packed “green drink”. If you’re short on time, powdered green drinks are a quick, easy way to include green vegetables with breakfast. Blending greens like fresh spinach and kale with a banana and some frozen berries makes it more inviting for children.

Until next time, make every bite count!