Making Dinner can be Fast & Easy – Nutritious Greens & Herbs

by diana on May 23, 2014

in Raw & Vegetarian Recipes

Think it takes a long time too cook dinner? Think again….Making a healthy great lunch or diner can be fast and easy – really! Most often it is the “thought” of making dinner that is a bigger deal than actually making it.

This is a different way of eating compared to the SAD (standard American diet) but we know that the “old” way of eating is not healthy.

The focus should be on the NUTRIENTS contained in the food as opposed to eating food to fill you up or counting the calories in the food. You should be more concerned with what is IN THE CALORIES of the food.

(The recipe is written below)

That is why I LOVE greens!

LEAVY GREENS are versatile and chock full of nutrients. Greens are low in calories and are known to help decrease heart disease and cancer as they contain carotenoids, flavonoids and other powerful antioxidants. They help reduce inflammation in the body and boost your immune system as they are high alkaline. The leafy greens contain a good amount of iron and calcium.

This week I show you how to make a quick, easy, super-nutritious hot meal (not raw) that is great for lunch or dinner.

Remember – it is not about being perfect all of the time but making healthy choices most of the time.

What else can you do with this dish?

  • Instead of basmati rice you can use brown rice, quinoa, lentils or even rice noodles
  • Instead of rice you can just sauté a bunch of greens and veggies such as broccoli, asparagus, yams, carrots. You can also add some black beans or chick peas.
  • For  brunch – sauté greens and place 1-2 cooked eggs on top
  • Instead of using Braggs Sprinkle seasoning (as I do) you can add some Tamari, Braggs soy or Coconut Aminos and a bit of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Add some tofu, chicken, fish, prawns 
Here is a picture of the Braggs Sprinkle Seasoning I talk about in the video:


  • 2 cloves grated or chopped garlic
  • 1/2 – 1 Tbsp grated or chopped ginger root
  • 2 Tbsp chopped green onion – or another onion chopped
  • Oil for sautéing – I like coconut oil and/or grape seed oil
  • 2-3 C chopped mixed greens – such as Swiss chard, collards, bok choy, kale, arugula, mustard greens, etc. (any would work)
  • 1/2 C cooked rice (or quinoa or lentils)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Braggs Sprinkle 24 Herbs & Spices Seasoning (or whatever else you want to use for seasoning)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper

Add some oil to a frying pan – heat and then add the ginger, garlic and onions. Saute for about 2 minutes. Then add the chopped greens and about 1-2 Tbsp water. Cover with lid.

Stir as it is sautéing. Saute for about 5 minutes then add the rice and seasonings. Stir well and continue sautéing with lid off until all hot.




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