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How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy Herbs (20 Examples)

How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy Herbs (20 Examples)

For thousands of years, herbs have been used to make meals tastier and healthier. Whenever you add herbs to food, you’re gaining their health benefits as well as their unique flavors. 


Herbs and spices are packed with antioxidants which boost your immune system and fight inflammation. Antioxidants also protect your cells from nasty free radicals. 


Why should free radicals be taken seriously? Studies show they may be partly responsible for heart disease and several chronic health problems. They could even be a culprit in the development of Alzheimer’s disease


Herbs are super easy to grow in a Click & Grow indoor garden. Just insert your favorite plant pods, fill the tank with water and let our technology do the rest. Click & Grow herbs are rich in vitamins, antioxidants and minerals and contain no additives. Herbs also contain anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Boy and girl growing click & grow basil


As soon as you’ve harvested your herb plant pods, you can cook with them. It’s a true garden-to-plate experience. Here are some simple ways you can introduce herbs into your child’s diet today:

 

1. Add basil or oregano topping to a pizza

Toppings are an easy way to introduce your kids to herbs. Whether your pizza is homemade or delivered, a sprinkling of basil or oregano makes it taste so much better. Basil plant pods are especially easy to grow.

 

2. Add chopped dill, parsley or thyme to a salad

When it comes to picky eaters, go for very small pieces of chopped herbs. Add chopped pieces of dill, parsley or thyme to a salad. It will subtly enhance the flavor.

 

3. Toss pasta with pesto

Pasta tastes especially good when tossed with some basil pesto. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try cilantro, parsley, or peppermint pesto?

 

4. Add fresh herbs to buttered pasta

This is a winner. We’re yet to meet someone who doesn’t enjoy the taste of buttered pasta with freshly chopped herbs. Try sage, chives or thyme.

 

5. Stir chopped basil, oregano or parsley into spaghetti sauce

Mixing herbs into your spaghetti sauce will boost the flavor and make the meal more nutritious. Experiment with basil, oregano or parsley.

 

6. Sprinkle chopped herbs on scrambled eggs

Fresh herbs go well with eggs. Parsley and chives are favorites but basil or dill work equally well.

 

7. Add parsley or chives to mashed potatoes 

Whip in some herbs with your mashed potatoes for a delicious, easy-to-make meal. Perfect for when you’re tired after a long day and don’t have time to prepare something big. Parsley and chives work especially well.

 

A bowl of mashed potato sprinkled with chopped herbs.

 

8. Add chopped chives to an egg sandwich

Sandwiches are a great way to disguise healthy herbs or salad greens. Sprinkle some chopped chives on an egg sandwich for extra flavor and nutritional value.

 

9. Mix some herbs into a potato salad

We already know that herbs go well with potatoes. The same is true for potato salads. You can be flexible here - add herbs of your choice. Try our herb and salad mix or our must-have herb mix.

 

10. Add some herbs to mayonnaise

Mix some herbs into your mayonnaise and watch it become your family’s favorite condiment. Experiment using parsley, cilantro or oregano.

 

11. Flavor butter using herbs

If you enjoy making homemade butter, don’t forget to add some herbs to the mix. Use minced rosemary, thyme or chives for an Italian style butter.

 

12. Infuse olive oil with sage or marjoram

Use fresh or dried herbs to create a delicious infused olive oil. Splash a little amount over cooked meals or a salad. Sage or marjoram are perfect for this.

 

13. Blend peppermint into strawberry smoothies

Make a smoothie with some Click & Grow strawberries and blend in peppermint for a refreshing, nutritious treat.

 

14. Add peppermint to tea or lemonade

For older kids who enjoy tea, add some peppermint leaves to the blend and see if they enjoy the flavor. You can also mix peppermint into lemonade or use it as a garnish for other drinks.

 

A green drink garnished with peppermint.

 

15.Toss dwarf peas with peppermint

Click & Grow dwarf peas and peppermint go surprisingly well together. Toss dwarf peas with chopped peppermint to create a healthy side dish.

 

16. Add dill topping to cucumbers

Many kids like cucumbers. As a food, they're easy to hold and satisfying to bite into. Add some chopped dill as a topping to make cucumbers even more delicious.

 

17. Make dill pickles

When eaten in moderation, dill pickles can be a healthy snack. It’s especially great for those who enjoy crunchy textures.

 

18. Add fresh herbs to soup

Herbs and soup are a perfect combination. You have lots of freedom here. Experiment with adding a variety of herbs to a simple soup. Choose herbs from our plant pod collection that your kids would enjoy the most.

 

19. Use herbs to marinate fish

Fish is a healthy meal choice for kids. Adding herbs into the mix will boost its nutritional value.

 

20. Sprinkle chopped herbs into ice cream

Add lemon balm or peppermint to your child’s favorite ice cream. You can sprinkle the chopped herbs directly into the ice cream before freezing.


Feel free to use the above examples as inspiration in your daily cooking. We hope they’re helpful, whether you’re trying to introduce your kids to herbs or simply improve your own diet. Here’s to a healthier and happier lifestyle!


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