Getting your family to enjoy spices and herbs can be fairly easy. In plenty of cultures kids are eating foods full of flavor in their youth. My own daughter loved cinnamon lightly sprinkled on her O’s cereal as young as one. It was no surprise she loved garlic chives, jalapeno olives and red onions at two years of age.
Spices and herbs are full of fantastic health benefits for your heart, brain and other organs. It’s best to enjoy them with meals and not as supplements. If your family hasn’t lived with a festive of flavors at meal time –start gradually adding them in.
Here are some quick an easy steps to include more spices and herbs at meal and snack time:
Lastly, be sure to date your herbs when they enter the spice cabinet. I keep a permanent marker on the shelve. Most will keep their potency from 6 months to a year. After that they don’t have the same health benefits although they still may add some flavor.
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