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8 ways to get your greens

Here’s how to sneak more healthy greens into your diet

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salmon salad

Quick spring supper

Top a mix of red leaf lettuce and watercress with sliced smoked salmon and cooked asparagus. Drizzle with a dressing of lemon juice and olive oil.

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lettuce soup 2

Yes, lettuce soup

Sauté onion in olive oil until soft. Add two medium heads of romaine, chopped. Cover with low-sodium stock and simmer ?15 minutes. Throw in a little chopped mint and a large handful of peas. Cook five more minutes, then purée with milk. Serve chilled. Yum!

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chicken lettuce wrap

Edible serving bowls

Use small romaine, radicchio or red lettuce leaves to serve up a dollop of blue cheese mixed with chopped nuts. Or fill a leaf with a grilled shrimp, cilantro and slices of mango.

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radicchio

Warm salad starter

In a large skillet, sauté garlic in olive oil. Add wedges of radicchio. Sauté until it starts to brown, two to three minutes. Serve with a little balsamic vinegar drizzled overtop.

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tuna sandwich

Perk up lunchtime

Add lots of crisp and peppery watercress and arugula to sandwiches, burgers and wraps.

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spring roll

No rice paper for spring rolls?

Use a romaine leaf to wrap cooked rice noodles, chicken and thin slices of red pepper, carrot, cucumber and avocado, along with sprigs of fresh basil and mint.

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spinach smoothie large

Green your smoothie

Add ?a few leaves of watercress, spinach or arugula to your favourite smoothie. There’s little difference in taste, but ?a big boost in nutrition.

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pesto

Super pesto

Purée equal amounts of arugula and spinach with almonds (or pine nuts), garlic, olive oil and a little Parmesan cheese. Toss with whole-grain pasta and cherry tomatoes.

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