Microgreens

I’ve been coming across microgreens on my plate and my newsfeed as the weather continues to get nicer. Microgreens are seedlings that are less than fourteen days old. They are not sprouts even though they sort of look like them.

What’s so great about them? ”They found that leaves from almost all of the microgreens had four to six times more nutrients than the mature leaves of the same plant.” –The Salt, NPR. There’s a lot of variation between varieties- be sure to ask or research!

Are they easy to grow? Yes! All you need is soil, sunlight, and at least 7 days to let them grow.

What I do with them: I’ve been eating a lot of salads lately (two or three a day). I’ve been tossing some microgreens in for a bit of a kick and some extra nutrients. The ones featured above are radish microgreens. They are kind of spicy with a slight bitterness.

Okay, where can I find them? I’ve only been able to find ones like this at the farmers’ market. I am near the Fort Greene greenmarket and there’s always a vendor there with a huge bin of them! (His farm is certified organic too!)

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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