As Kermit the Frog told us, it’s not easy being green. But Alicia Keys is going for it anyway—at least for the next month or so. The singer recently posted a plate of broccoli, spinach and zucchini noodles to her Instagram account with the caption, “40 days of eating only greens!!” The plan sounds extreme, but we’re assuming Keys means green-colored vegetables rather than just leafy greens, because of the zucchini and broccoli in the picture. That gives her a bit of wiggle room when it comes to variety.
Whether you want to join the verdant star in her effort or simply add a bit more greenery to your diet, here are 9 delicious recipes for healthy greens (which include only one or two non-green ingredients) to make at any time of day.
Bloggers Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley serve their skillet-tossed lettuce and green bean salad warm, topped with a buttery, tangy anchovy dressing. "I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner," says Melissa. "When vegetables are served this way, there's no way to feel like, 'Oh, greens, I have to eat them.'"