We have a small garden in our backyard, which I thought would just be a fun project for my kids to do with my husband. But it really has turned out to provide some benefits. It is hard to get my kids to eat a lot of vegetables. Occasionally, they will go crazy on the salted cauliflower hearts or roasted brussel sprouts (I know, odd preferences), but generally it looks like torture when they eat vegetables. However, when I tell them to go to the backyard to get some herbs, they eat them by the hand full. They think it is so fun to eat plants that are growing in our yard.
Herbs are actually even more nutritious than spinach. They are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. So, my kids just eat all of their green vegetables out of the garden now.
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