Recipes: super greens

Can't Beet It

By Gina Caputo

Can't Beet It
This is a riff on a favorite recipe of mine that I make every week. Sometimes I change up the legume or the greens, other times I change up the grain. This version uses barley, a high-fiber (with decent protein!) grain that is most commonly used in soups but has a nutty flavor that makes it amazing in salads. These salads feel like "shoulder season" salads to me, where I'm ready to move out of the heavier foods of winter but not quite ready for the light salads of summer.

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Pesto with Super Greens

By Gina Caputo

Pesto with Super Greens
Pesto has been a family fave for decades but two ways I've kicked it up over the years are the addition of lemon juice which adds a bright and welcome sour kick to the salty, herbacious pesto, giving it a little more lightness and the addition of a Hulk sized portion of super greens to kick up the vitamin profile of pesto!

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Ground Control

By Gina Caputo

Ground Control
This One Bowl Wonder is perfect for a Meatless Monday. Beets are high in important vitamins and minerals, are thought to support athletic performance, are high in fiber and may support brain health! And French Lentils with quinoa is an excellent source of plant protein!

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Fall Harvest Salad

By Gina Caputo

Fall Harvest Salad
This versatile Fall salad takes advantage of Fall fruits and veggies like sweet potatoes, apples, pomegranates and kale. Keep it vegan or add a protein like roasted chicken, garbanzo beans or marinaded tofu. This can be a gorgeous side dish to any holiday feast too!

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Turn Up The Beet

By Gina Caputo

Turn Up The Beet
Beets bring some of that Earth energy to Fall - its time to get grounded! Beets are high in important vitamins and minerals, are thought to support athletic performance, are high in fiber and may support brain health! This One Bowl Wonder by Gina Caputo features the best of beets along with apples, dates and garbanzo beans!

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Lime In The Coconut Chickpea Stew

By Gina Caputo

Lime In The Coconut Chickpea Stew
One day during quarantine I got a wild hair to use mostly pantry items to make a stew but I still wanted it to be high in protein. So I ended up making a chickpea on chickpea stew with a coveted can of coconut milk! This is easy, delicious and can be served on its own, over rice or you can dip pita or naan in it. AND if you listen to Harry Nilsson's song Coconut while you make it, it's guaranteed to be infused with that special spice called FUN.

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When Worlds Collide

By Gina Caputo

When Worlds Collide
This One Bowl Wonder was born of a deep love of both Italian and Indian food! It includes the best of both worlds all living harmoniously (and deliciously) in the same bowl. This accommodating OBW can be made vegan, vegetarian or omnivore and the base can be gluten-free rice, pasta, polenta or even mashed potatoes!

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Pesto Powerball Soup

By Gina Caputo

Pesto Powerball Soup
This is a classic, hmmm what do I have in the kitchen One Bowl Wonder. I had the makings for soffritto (fancy Italian word for carrots, celery, and onions) which always makes me think of soup. That week, greens were hard to come by at the store but I had just made a pesto with supergreens and basil and still had it in a jar in the fridge. Add protein balls and it felt very rustic and old country in the best possible way.

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