But we think of our food like a photograph or an outfit. Sometimes it just looks so much better when there's a pop of color, and with food, that pop is usually from a handful of peas or a bright, green salad on the side.
It's not just aesthetics, either. We feel better when we have a green vegetable on the plate. It just tastes more cleansing and fortifying than just eating carrots, squash, potatoes, or other non-green vegetables.
Right now, we're stuck on kale. We love it in stews (like this turkey chili) and lately we've been making a bit pot of simple, boiled kale that we add into pastas like this one. It's almost like a garnish, brightening everything up.
If we have sandwiches for dinner, we'll make kale chips on the side.
Is it just us? Do you need something green at every dinner? What's your go-to green dish?
Related: Five Ways to Eat: Kale