6 Reasons to Cook at Home

6 Reasons to Cook at Home

Hey Hamama Friends,

There’s nothing better than eating a nourishing & delicious home-cooked meal. If you’ve been avoiding the pots and pans, we have 6 reasons to get you motivated and back in the kitchen!

1. Save Money

Cooking at home instead of ordering out is typically favorable for your wallet. The base prices of dining or ordering out plus additional tips or delivery fees can really add up. Cooking meals at home typically yields more servings, feeding more mouths or providing leftovers for another meal.

You can even get that restaurant-quality taste and appearance for your home-cooked meals with a beautiful Hamama microgreen garnish (that’s also super healthy!). With Hamama, you can grow a delicious variety of these superfoods at home for only $6.33 per Seed Quilt! One Seed Quilt can produce a harvest anywhere between 3.5 - 5 oz of the freshest greens you can get. If you’re looking for even more savings, you can opt to get our Seed Quilts in bulk which reduces the price per Seed Quilt to as low as $4.19. Microgreens can be used in salads, sandwiches, stir-frys, smoothies and as a garnish to just about any meal…the possibilities are endless.

2. Personalize your meals and know exactly what’s in them

You are in charge of every meal, which means you are in total control of each ingredient used. You don’t have to worry about any hidden ingredients, preservatives, allergens, etc…You can feel confident about what you are putting in your body. Whether you’re feeding yourself or a group, you can easily customize recipes to everyone’s tastes and dietary preferences.

3. Experiment with new flavors and recipes

In your own kitchen, you can get experimental and try out some new recipes and flavor combinations. A fun and easy way to start experimenting with recipes is with new sauces, garnishes or sides! Our superfood microgreens can be added to sauces such as pesto, salad dressing, hummus and chimichurri. They also add a delightful flavor and crunch to sandwiches, pizzas, wraps, and tacos. Mild varieties such as cabbage, kale, or broccoli can be added to smoothies for added nutritional value. Microgreens are a great way to introduce more healthy veggies into a child’s diet too (plus you only need a small amount to reap the nutritional benefits)!

Another perk of Hamama is that we offer a steady rotation of new, limited-edition Seed Quilts & products so you can continue to mix things up in the kitchen. From core herb & veggie favorites like broccoli and cilantro to seasonal goodies like basil and peas to something you’ve possibly never tried before like cucumber borage….we’ve got you covered. For more inspiration, check out our collection of recipes here.

4. Healthier than Eating Out

When you’re ordering out or dining in restaurants, the options don’t always include the healthiest or highest quality ingredients. When you cook at home, you can make sure that you add the best and freshest ingredients to your meals. One super easy way to do this is to add microgreens to your meal.  

Microgreens are a super nutritious superfood…In some cases up to 40x more nutritiously dense than their mature versions! These miniature greens are known to have high levels of vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals that may aid in keeping your body healthy as well as fighting off numerous diseases and illnesses. While small in physical size, microgreens have highly concentrated amounts of vitamins such as vitamins C, E, and K as well as lutein and beta-carotene. Learn more about the superfood powers of microgreens on our blog. Just a sprinkle to every meal and you can feel confident that you are getting some awesome nutrients.

5. Convenient

No waiting in line or waiting for the waiter to take your order and bring you your food. When you’re ready to eat, you can whip up a meal in just minutes. As for your fresh greens, you can use Hamama to avoid the mess (no soil!) and have fresh microgreens to eat 7-10 days after “planting”.

6. Help the environment

Homemade meals are most often cheaper, healthier, tastier, and better for the planet. When you cook at home versus going out to a restaurant, you typical use much less energy. Restaurants often add more transportation expenditures, which include higher energy and resource costs. The use of more energy and resources is harder on the environment. Plus, when you grocery shop to cook your meals at home, you can support your local farmers or grocers.

Hamama is all about sustainability too! From zero single-use plastic in our shipping and packaging process to clever packaging that minimizes unnecessary material usage, Hamama is committed to ensuring its products are made and shipped with love for our Mother Earth.

  • The paper Seed Quilt cover is recyclable.
  • The paper seed cover and coconut fiber parts can make for great browns for your backyard composting.
  • Check out this great blog on Upcycling your Coco Mats from a fellow Hamama grower.

We hope that you are excited and inspired to get in the kitchen and create.

Happy Growing & Happy Cooking

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