Lifestyle

Garden for Your Family’s Health

The following is a post from our sponsor, Burpee Home Gardens.

Gardening has many benefits. Not only is it great exercise and a stress reliever, it can also improve your family’s health. Many of the best sources for antioxidants come from home gardening favorites such as cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce and peppers.

Take advantage of your garden with these tips for healthy eating:

  1. Start your meal with a simple fresh salad and fill up with good stuff!
  2. Use color as a guide to fill your plate. You’ll naturally seek out green and red veggies to balance your meats and starches.
  3. Always cook extra vegetables to keep as leftovers. Even if your time is limited, you can have veggies with every meal.
  4. Just like plants, we need plenty of water. Drink at least one large glass of water before or with ever meal.
  5. Seek out higher nutrition in every bite. Add a slice of tomato or spinach leaves to increase the value of your main dish.

How do you incorporate what you grow into your family’s meals?

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mamivon2 mamivon2

Unfortuntately I dont have a garden this year.. since we are going overseas but I do love to have one.. I serve it with the main dish..


 

LOswa... LOswald0314

I would love to have a garden but we've moved too much.

coppe... copperswifey

We grew our own herbs last year and I used them all the time in the dishes I made. They were so much cheaper and better quality then what you get in the store. This year I want to start to grow some veggies. I can't wait to start eating those. :)

Madel... Madelaine

I love gardens but we dont have one this year

MamaM... MamaMandee

We have been talking about starting a garden. 

Kayla... KaylaMillar

i would love to grow a garden but we dont have the land for it. 

momka... momkaribg

We don't have a place for a garden.

godde... goddess99

I serve veggies or a salad with almost every dinner. Everyone eats it, loves it.

ceciliam ceciliam

I haven't grown anything in over a year. I'm hoping to do some small stuff this year.

elasmimi elasmimi

I don't have a garden, but I am going to try growing my own herbs. They are so expensive to buy!

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