45 Delicious Ways to Eat More Greens

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Assortment of photos of recipes made with greens

Trying to eat more leafy greens? You’re in the right place! We’ve compiled our favorite recipes made with kale, spinach, collard greens, and more.

Why eat more greens? Dark leafy greens are nutrient-rich veggies that supply fiber, potassium, amino acids, vitamins A, C, and K, and B vitamins (such as folate).

Browse the recipes below for delicious ways to include more of these nutrient-packed veggies in your life! (Note: Dietary symbols listed throughout for easy navigation!)

Kale

Measuring glass and drinking glasses filled with our Ginger Green Smoothie recipe
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Mango Ginger Kale Green Smoothie
My NEW favorite green smoothie that requires just 5 ingredients and is inspired by Jamba Juice! Tart and sweet thanks to kale, lemon, ginger, peaches, and mango! Super refreshing, detoxifying, and nourishing.
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Tall glass of our Hide Your Kale Pomegranate Smoothie recipe beside fresh berries and kale
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Hide Your Kale Smoothie
A nutrient-packed berry smoothie that’s sweet and creamy and hides the taste and texture of kale! The perfect healthy breakfast, post-workout meal, or afternoon snack.
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HEALTHY Super Green Vegan Pesto! BIG flavor, 10 minutes, 1 bowl, SO delicious. #vegan #glutenfree #plantbased #sauce #pesto #greens #minimalistbaker #recipe
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Super-Green Vegan Kale Pesto
Easy vegan pesto with tons of fresh herbs, nutrient-rich kale, seeds, and nutritional yeast! The perfect 10-minute spread or sauce for Italian night and beyond! Vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free optional.
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Baking sheet filled with a batch of kale chips for making healthy nachos
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How to Make Kale Chips
Foolproof kale chips that are crispy, easy to make, and so versatile! Just 30 minutes required for this healthy, simple snack.
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Kale Chip NACHOS with Black Beans, Sweet Potatoes and Avocado! A 30 minute #plantbased #glutenfree meal! #vegan #nachos #kale
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Kale Chip Nachos (30 Minutes!)
30-minute, 8-ingredient vegan nachos made with kale chips, sweet potato rounds, black beans, avocado, and salsa! A filling, flavorful, healthy plant-based meal or snack.
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Pouring Red Wine Vinaigrette onto a big bowl of Kale Citrus Salad
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Kale Citrus Salad
A simple, 30-minute kale salad with sweet and tart fruits, pickled red onions, and a simple red wine vinaigrette! Crunchy, filling, fresh, and the perfect healthy light lunch or side salad.
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Plate of Cheesy Roasted Broccoli Salad with chickpeas and kale
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Cheesy Roasted Broccoli & Chickpea Kale Salad
A hearty kale salad topped with crispy roasted broccoli tossed in cheesy nutritional yeast, smoky baked chickpeas, and SMOKY 5-minute chipotle dressing. Just 30 minutes required!
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Plate of Chopped Kale Salad with chickpeas and Adobo Dressing
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Chickpea Chopped Kale Salad with Adobo Dressing
A showstopping kale salad with tandoori masala-roasted chickpeas, massaged kale, candied pecans, and a 5-minute smoky adobo dressing. Just 8 ingredients and 30 minutes required for this plant-based, gluten-free main or side.
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Platter filled with our healthy Loaded Kale Salad recipe
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Loaded Kale Salad
Healthy and delicious loaded kale salad with quinoa, roasted and fresh vegetables, avocado, and a creamy tahini dressing! Just 10 ingredients required.
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Platter of our Lentil Curry Salad made with Kale, Roasted Veggies, and Green Curry Dressing
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Curry Roasted Vegetable & Lentil Kale Salad
A hearty, intensely flavorful kale salad with roasted curried vegetables, lentils, and a tangy, spicy green curry dressing. Just 30 minutes required!
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Pouring dressing over a massaged kale salad
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Easy Massaged Kale Salad (15 Minutes!)
Everything you need to know about massaged kale salads, plus a delicious, fast, and easy recipe for our go-to kale salad with tahini dressing! 15 minutes, 6 ingredients required.
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Using wooden salad spoons to pick up a serving of Lentil Grape Cauliflower Salad
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Curried Cauliflower, Grape & Lentil Salad
Crazy delicious kale salad topped with red grapes, lentils, and curry roasted cauliflower. Served with a tahini-green curry paste dressing! Just 30 minutes required for this flavorful side or entrée.
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Wooden salad bowl loaded with Abundance Kale Salad
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Abundance Kale Salad with Savory Tahini Dressing
An abundant kale salad with roasted sweet potato, zucchini, avocado, sprouts, crispy chickpeas, and kimchi! Topped with a savory tahini dressing, this salad makes the perfect 30-minute meal or side.
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Big bowl of our amazing Gingery Thai Kale Salad topped with cashews and lime wedges
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Gingery Thai Kale Salad with Cashew Dressing
A 30-minute Thai-inspired kale salad with tons of veggies, roasted cashews, and a gingery cashew dressing! A hearty and flavorful plant-based entrée or side dish.
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Squeeze a lemon wedge over sautéed kale
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Sautéed Kale with Lemon, Tahini & Hemp Seeds
Our go-to way to prepare kale alongside roasted vegetables or for breakfast bowls in the mornings. Lightly sautéed, dressed with lemon, salt, hemp seeds, and tahini!
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Plate of Southwest Tofu Scramble and Vegan Breakfast Potatoes for a delicious meal
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Southwest Tofu Scramble
Savory, Southwest-inspired tofu scramble for 1 with lots of veggies and a simple 5-ingredient sauce. Just 10 ingredients, 30 minutes, and 1 pan required!
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Healthy Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowls beside a bowl of tahini sauce and skillet of chickpeas
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Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
Flavorful, filling, 30-minute Buddha Bowl with roasted sweet potatoes, onion, kale, crispy chickpeas, and an AMAZING tahini-maple sauce! A healthy, satisfying plant-based meal.
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Simple Curried Lentil Veg Soup SQUARE
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Curried Kale, Potato & Lentil Soup (1-Pot!)
Hearty, comforting curry lentil soup with potatoes and kale! Big curry flavor in this 1-pot soup that comes together in less than 45 minutes. The perfect satisfying, healthy, plant-based meal.
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Bowls of Gluten-Free Vegan Sweet Potato Kale Curry
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1-Pot Kale Sweet Potato Curry
A hearty 1-pot curry with kale, sweet potato, and roasted cashews. Red curry is infused with coconut milk for big flavor and creamy texture. 30 minutes.
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Slice of bread topped with Creamy Kale and Spinach Dip with the rest of the pan of dip beside it
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Creamy Kale and Spinach Dip
Simple vegan spinach and kale dip made with just 9 ingredients that will please a crowd. Cheesy, hearty, chock-full of greens and so delicious. Perfect for holiday parties and beyond.
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Making a healthy vegan Kale Falafel Hummus Wrap on a wood cutting board
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Kale Falafel Hummus Wraps
Made with kale and chickpeas, these falafel are a healthier take on one of our favorite Middle Eastern dishes. Delicious, satisfying, and only 30 minutes to prepare. Serve on greens or wrapped in chard or pita.
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Plate and baking dish filled with our vegan Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas
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Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas
Smoky, hearty vegan enchiladas with black beans, roasted sweet potatoes, and kale! This recipe puts our Easy Red Enchilada Sauce to use. The perfect simple, 9-ingredient meal for Mexican night!
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Skillet of Salmon Red Curry made with kale and coconut milk
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Easy 1-Pan Salmon Red Curry
A 1-pan dinner that comes together in just 30 minutes! A quick red curry coconut sauce coats tender red bell pepper, wild caught salmon, and greens! Light, satisfying, and incredibly flavorful.
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Spoon resting in a bowl of Kale White Bean Chicken Soup
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1-Pot Chicken Soup with White Beans & Kale
Cozy, warming chicken soup. Made with 8 simple, wholesome ingredients like white beans and kale, this soup is nourishing, hearty, and incredibly comforting!
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Wooden spoon in a big pot of Tuscan Beef Soup with Lentils
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1-Pot Tuscan-Style Beef & Lentil Soup
Hearty, 1-pot Tuscan soup with tomatoes, lentils, and ground beef. Quick and easy to make, big flavor, incredibly comforting. Naturally grain-free and gluten-free with vegan options included.
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Spinach

Measuring glass and drinking glass filled with our Ginger Colada Green Smoothie
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Ginger Colada Green Smoothie
A creamy green smoothie infused with pineapple, banana, coconut milk, ginger, lime and greens! Healthy, refreshing, perfectly tart-sweet.
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Two glasses filled with our Blood Orange Green Smoothie recipe alongside ingredients used to make it
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Blood Orange Green Smoothie
A creamy, citrusy green smoothie infused with coconut milk and frozen banana. Lime and blood orange juice add vitamin C and a tart twist. The perfect way to start your day or recover from a workout.
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Matcha Green Smoothie Bowl topped with coconut flakes, slivered almonds, and fresh raspberries
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Matcha Green Smoothie Bowl
Quick, 4-ingredient green smoothie bowl infused with matcha green tea powder! Creamy, naturally sweet, and just as healthy as it is delicious!
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Bowls of our PB Banana Smoothie Bowl for a healthy breakfast
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Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie Bowl
A 5-minute creamy green smoothie bowl infused with banana and peanut butter! Packed with vitamin- and nutrient-rich ingredients. The perfect marriage of savory and sweet in a healthy breakfast or snack.
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Platter of our Pesto Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Almond Ricotta
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Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomato Green Salad
Quick-and-easy salad with mixed greens, almond ricotta, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, chickpeas, and pesto dressing! A 30-minute plant-based meal!
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Wooden salad bowl filled with our Sweet Potato and Avocado Salad drizzled with tahini dressing
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Sweet Potato & Avocado Green Salad
A simple yet flavorful and satisfying salad with organic greens, roasted sweet potato, creamy avocado, and a lemon-maple tahini dressing. 30 minutes, naturally sweetened, so delicious!
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Big bowl of our Blissed Out Thai Salad with tofu
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Blissed-Out Thai Salad with Peanut Tempeh
30-minute Thai- and Indonesian-inspired salad with rainbow veggies, noodles, and marinated peanut tempeh! Dress with peanut sauce for a flavorful, healthy, plant-based meal!
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Glass bowl filled with Warm Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
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Warm Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
A warm salad made with roasted butternut squash, cranberries, spinach, and candied pecans. Healthy, filling and a perfect take-along lunch or side at fall and holiday gatherings.
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Using a spoon to grab a serving of Creamy Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip
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Cheesy Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip
A vegan version of classic spinach and artichoke dip! Just 10 ingredients required, creamy, cheesy, packed with veggies, and SO delicious!
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Metal tray filled with Vegan Palak Paneer with cubes of tofu
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Vegan Palak Paneer with Curried Tofu
An incredibly flavorful, vegan take on classic palak paneer with curried tofu in place of cheese! 30 minutes required, big flavor, and so delicious!
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Collard Greens

Plate of healthy vegan Collard Greens with Coconut Bacon
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Coconut Bacon Collard Greens (15 minutes!)
Easy 15-minute, 1-pan collard greens with coconut bacon for a smoky, crispy crunch! A delicious, healthy, plant-based side dish or snack.
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Big plate of Coconut Curried Greens beside a spoonful of curry powder
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Amazing Coconut Curried Greens
Amazing coconut curried greens made with 10 ingredients in 30 minutes. An incredibly flavorful, healthy side dish for any Indian-inspired meal.
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Collard Green Spring Rolls in a wood bowl with dipping sauce
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Collard Green Spring Rolls + Sunflower Butter Dipping Sauce
Spring rolls with a twist! Veggies + tofu wrapped in collard greens and served with a spicy-sweet sunflower butter dipping sauce. A satisfying and healthy plant-based snack or side.
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Cutting board with several Raw Burritos, lime wedges, and bowls of hot sauce, pickled onion, and salsa
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Vegan Collard Green Burritos
Easy-to-make, 8-ingredient, 30-minute vegan burritos wrapped in collard greens! Stuffed with wholesome ingredients like Raw Vegan Taco Meat, Vegan Mexican Cheese, Red Salsa, avocado, and more! The perfect quick and portable lunch or snack.
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Vegan Collard Green Falafel topped with hummus and paprika
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Better-Than-Restaurant Falafel (Vegan & Gluten-Free)
Falafel that can rival any restaurant, although it remains vegan, gluten-free, and pan-cooked, not fried.
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Platter filled with our incredible Noodle-Free Pad Thai recipe
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Noodle-Free Pad Thai (30 Minutes!)
Amazing noodle-free Pad Thai with rainbow vegetables and a spicy-sweet almond butter sauce. Just 30 minutes required and SO versatile!
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& More!

Sprinkling pepitas for our Simple Green Salad recipe
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Simple Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
When a meal needs something extra, consider this your go-to side. Fresh greens and vegetables dressed in a simple lemon vinaigrette pair with just about any meal. Ready in just 10 minutes.
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Big platter of Mustard Green Cherry Salad with a measuring cup filled with tahini dressing
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Mustard Green Cherry Salad with Nut Cheese & Tahini Dressing
Easy, 30-minute, 10-ingredient plant-based salad of mustard greens, cherries, toasted almonds, macadamia nut cheese, and creamy tahini dressing!
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Plate and wood platter filled with Herbed Green Salad with Cranberry Dressing
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Minty Green Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette
An herbed green cranberry salad with roasted, spiced pecans, nut cheese, and a vinaigrette! Just 30 minutes to prepare this plant-based side or entrée!
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Vegan Chipotle Ranch Dressing drizzled over our fresh Grilled Corn Salad recipe
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Grilled Corn Salad with Vegan Chipotle Ranch Dressing (30 Minutes!)
Easy, 30-minute grilled corn salad perfect for summer gatherings. Pair with just about any main and top with our Easy Vegan Chipotle Ranch Dressing!
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  1. Michelle Schmidt says

    This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing, Dana. As a huge foodie and fellow recipe creator, I always enjoy reading your posts and creativity in crafting delicious food! I loved the Blissed Out Thai Salad!

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