#4 of 31 Ways to Eat Healthier in the New Year

Our family is in detox mode. It all started around Thanksgiving and just snowballed from there. Yes, we went from being a really clean, healthy eating bunch to well…eating like average Americans. OK, maybe not that bad, but certainly not great either. Our last few weeks have been filled with too many meals out and way too many excuses to have dessert!

Interestingly enough, our taste buds have changed a bit. The clean, healthy foods we know and love taste a little more bland than usual. All the fat, salt, and processed junk has mutated out taste buds!  Maybe that is a bit extreme, but something definitely changed.

Cooking and garnishing with fresh herbs is a great way to make a meal special.  Fresh herbs also impart great flavor without having to over salt or “butter bath” your foods.  Best of all, fresh herbs can be grown all year.  Check out our post from a few weeks ago on how to create attractive wine crate herb gardens.

Finally, be sure to choose your herbs wisely.  Not every herb can tolerate cold climates. If you plan to grow  herbs while the weather is cold you should focus on herbs like Rosemary, Oregano, Parsley, and Sage.  If you are lucky enough to have warm weather year round than Basil and Cilantro are quintessential herb garden choices.


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