Delicious ways to eat more green vegetables

Give your day a healthy green hit with some of these deliciously easy green recipes.
Published 21 January 2018 | Updated 17 April 2024
Pea puree with grilled salmon

Green vegetables are not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious, packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that support your health. Many green vegetables are a great source of B vitamins and folate. They are packed with vitamin A, iron, calcium plus antioxidants to help boost your health. Make the most of seasonal greens by adding them to your weekly meals with these healthy ideas.

3 green veggies to start eating

1. Asparagus: This versatile vegetable is not only delicious but also a nutritional powerhouse. Asparagus is rich in B and C group vitamins, as well as potassium, which is essential for maintaining healthy blood pressure. Whether grilled, roasted, or steamed, asparagus makes a delightful addition to any meal. Check out our tips for buy, storing and cooking with asparagus>

2. Peas: These tiny green gems are packed with fibre and vitamin K, which are vital for supporting digestive health and maintaining strong bones.

3. Baby spinach: This leafy green is not only versatile but also incredibly nutritious. Baby spinach is rich in folate, a B vitamin that plays a crucial role in heart health and baby development during pregnancy. Incorporating baby spinach into your salads, smoothies, or cooked dishes can provide a nutrient boost to your diet.

Tasty ways to add more peas to your life

  • Sprinkle peas over an omelette with crumbled low-fat ricotta.
  • Make a cauliflower and pea soup by simmering until tender with stock. Process until smooth.
  • Add a handful of peas to savoury muffins – team with chopped ham, shallots and reduced-fat cheddar.
  • Make fritters using grated carrot, peas and crumbled low-fat feta. Use just enough egg and flour to bind the mix.
  • Make a quick, tasty dip by combining pureed frozen peas with some low-fat ricotta and a little finely grated parmesan.