We’re all about more nutrition on our plates. In fact, growing your own veggies already makes your plate more nutritious since grocery store produce has lost up to 50% of their nutrients in as little as one week.
Little swaps and small additions add up to a major impact. Use these 5 tips to jump start your nutrition game.
Eat the rainbow
We’ve all heard this one before but it doesn’t have to be challenging. This simply means diversify your vegetables and fruits. Eat a wide range of colors throughout the week. Orange Peppers, Purple Basil, Cherry Tomatoes, Rainbow Swiss Chard all have different nutritional benefits. When you diversify, you’re more likely to achieve your daily nutrition values without a lot of extra work.
Try something new
Have you ever tried Red Cloud Tatsoi or Pak Choi? They are both super delicious and can be cooked many different ways. We offer 70+ seed varieties all year long and many of our varieties can’t be found in your local grocery store. Make eating healthier an adventure and you’ll see the benefits in no time.
Microgreens pack a huge nutritional punch. These are the ultimate superfood. These tiny little greens are mini versions of the larger varieties but with 6x the nutrients as mature plants. They have a high concentration of vitamins and carotenoids. They are the perfect addition to salads, sandwiches, soups, eggs, and more.
Boost your meals with herbs
Herbs are also very nutritious. Sneak in a few sprigs of parsley into your morning smoothie. Add in some herbs to your salads, sandwiches, and wraps. Top your soup with fresh herbs. Eat chives with your eggs every morning.
Look for veggies high in fiber
It’s no secret that we could all eat a little more fiber in our diet but you don’t have to eat grains to hit your fiber goals. Veggies will do just fine! Spinach, beet and radish greens, Swiss chard, collard greens, mustard greens, peas, Brussels sprouts, broccolini and beets are all high-fiber veggies!