Superfood Lunchboxes

August 12, 2022

Superfood Lunchboxes

Hey Hamama Friends!

School is right around the corner and we’re here to provide some great tips on how you can incorporate microgreens in your little loved ones’ lunch boxes to boost their health.

 

Why microgreens?

  • Microgreens are filled with vitamins and antioxidants!
    • These antioxidants contain nutrients that boost your child’s health.¹
  • Microgreens boost your immune system!
    • They are rich in phytochemicals that protect cells and immune systems against viruses and free radicals!¹
  • Microgreens are the easiest way to eat your veggies!
    • Veggies like kale, cabbage, and broccoli are very nutritious at 7-10 days old. There are USDA studies that show this! So eating just a handful of microgreens can add quite a punch of flavor and nutrition to every meal! They can be eaten raw or cooked, blended into smoothies or chopped up and sneakily added to anything!
  • You can easily add them to any type of dish!¹
    • We’re talking about any meal from breakfast to dinner! That includes smoothies and even desserts!
    • You can make fun garnishes with all of the colorful varieties or if you have a picky eater, you can easily blend them up into smoothies and sauces or even chop them into very small pieces and sneak them into any meal.

Are raw microgreens safe for my kids to consume?

Yes! We test all our microgreen seeds for common strains like e Coli and salmonella and of course, they must pass in order to be packaged into our Seed Quilts.

Our growing process is also specifically designed to combat this problem. The seeds are never soaking in water, unlike sprouts, but rather the Seed Quilt wicks up water from below as needed. The coconut fiber mat is great for airflow around the roots which is the best way to combat the growth of the "bad stuff"!

Microgreens are so rich in vitamins and provide nutrients for your child’s healthy development. When first introducing microgreens into your child’s diet, start with a couple of tablespoons for each serving, or about 1⁄2 cup of microgreens daily. As with full-grown veggies, much more than that could cause a slight upset stomach.

 

What flavors should I start with?

This largely depends on your child’s taste preference! Each of our microgreens has its unique flavor & they each taste very similar to their adult version.

  • If you want to start with a mild flavor, we suggest broccoli, cabbage or kale. These greens are also the easiest to throw into smoothies without altering the taste!
  • If your child likes a little zip, our zesty mix, daikon radish and wasabi mustard are perfect options to sprinkle into their meals.
  • Our clover is reminiscent of the more familiar alfalfa sprout and these add the perfect freshness and crunch to sandwiches and wraps!


Learn more detailed information for all of our microgreens here!

 

How to add microgreens to their lunch?

We believe that including your kids in the process of growing their own superfoods plays a big role in their desire to eat them! Get your child involved in choosing the microgreen variety, planting the Seed Quilt, watching the greens grow, harvesting them, and adding them to meals! They can sneak samples right from the tray too!

One of the best benefits of microgreens is that you can add them to quite literally any type of dish! Even with children's varying eating habits, you can ensure your children have a healthy dose of microgreens in their diet. You can use them to make salads, omelets, smoothies, juices, pizza & taco toppings, garnishes, sandwiches, soups, and even desserts to make sure that your kids get an abundance of nutrients.


Check out our blog post dedicated to lunch ideas for your kids this school year.

We want to help make sure that your kids are getting the best nutrients throughout the year! Share your favorite ways to incorporate microgreens into your child’s diet and be sure to tag us!

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