Cultivate Your Health
Adding fresh herbs to your meals has its benefits. We’re taking a look at a few ways planting a kitchen herb garden can enhance your health, on and off the plate.
A windowsill or countertop garden is fresh cooking at its finest! So many of your favorite dishes benefit from having your favorite herbs on hand. And your indoor herb garden will help you to cook fresh and healthy all season long.
While it’s okay to sprinkle on the salt here and there, you can keep your overall sodium intake in check by leaning on the vibrant taste of fresh herbs. Aramark Chef and Dietitian Laura Quinn shares her perspective: “Think of it as expanding your culinary range in the kitchen. You’ll naturally use less salt. Over time, your taste buds may change and you’ll come to prefer less salt.”
Decorative and practical, these gardens can add a touch of beauty to any space! If you’re looking to fill shelves in your kitchen, display the attractive kitchen items—like serving dishes alongside your potted herbs—and save other kitchen tools for your drawers and cabinets.
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.