What to do with Microgreens?

Microgreens have been around for a while, but are one of those things that are still not quite mainstream enough for everyone to know what to do with them. Although touted as a healthy product, I too have bought them with enthusiastic hopes of all they offer, only to watch them wilt in the back corner of my fridge!

I am here to remedy that issue and demystify the illusive "how-to" of Microgreens and offer some recipe insight as well as nutritional knowledge. 

Why should we eat Microgreens? One way to think about Microgreens is to consider they are mico-nutrient dense packed versions of their full-formed vegetable counterpart. You would have to eat 20 oranges to receive the same amount of Vitamin C as taking one nutritional capsule. Microgreens take it one step further; instead of being a condensed version of something, like a vitamin C supplement, Microgreens are just the seed, grown only to the point of being a sprout, and then harvested before it becomes a fully mature plant. When, for example, a Broccoli seed is allowed to grow into a fully mature head of broccoli, some of the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals are lost along the way as part of the growth. If, instead, you harvest the broccoli plant when it is just a sprout, you then get a much more nutrient, vitamin, and mineral packed vegetable!

How to Eat Microgreens:

There are many ways to easily incorporate Microgreens into meals you already enjoy on a daily basis! 
  • Add Microgreens to any Sandwich, Burger or Wrap
  • Microgreens make a great topping to Soups and Salads
  • Chopped and added to Bowls
  • Pizza Topping
  • Addition to Omelets or Scrambled Eggs
  • Added to Smoothies
  • Pureed in Sauces, such as Pesto or Chimichurri 
  • On top of Bean Dip
  • Inside Tacos
  • On crackers with cream cheese
  • On top of your Avocado Toast
  • Munched straight out the container as a snack!