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"Microgreens for Little Hands: Growing and Eating Fun!"

Blog post description.Get your kids excited about healthy eating and gardening with these fun and easy microgreen activities! Welcome to our new blog series, Microgreens for Little Hands! If you’re looking for a fun, educational, and healthy activity to do with your kids, you’ve come to the right place. Microgreens are tiny, flavorful, and nutritious plants that are incredibly easy to grow and versatile in the kitchen. Let’s get started!

6/1/20242 min read

Growing Microgreens with Kids

Growing microgreens at home is a great way to teach your kids about gardening, plant growth, and nutrition. Here’s a step-by-step guide to get you started:

  1. Choose Your Seeds: Pick some easy-to-grow microgreen varieties, such as sunflower, arugula, or basil. You can even mix different seeds for a more diverse crop.

  2. Prepare Your Supplies: Gather small containers, potting soil, and a spray bottle for watering. Don’t forget to label each container with the seed type so you can keep track of what’s growing!

  3. Plant Your Seeds: Fill the containers with soil, sprinkle a thin layer of seeds on top, and gently press them into the soil.

  4. Care for Your Microgreens: Place the containers in a sunny spot and water them with a spray bottle twice a day. Encourage your kids to observe the growth and changes each day.

  5. Harvest Time: Once the microgreens are about 2-3 inches tall (usually in 1-2 weeks), it’s time to harvest! Snip the stems with scissors and rinse the greens before eating.

Fun Microgreen Recipes for Kids

Now that you’ve harvested your microgreens, it’s time to get creative in the kitchen! Here are some simple and tasty ideas to try with your little chefs:

  1. Microgreen Pesto Pasta: Blend basil microgreens, garlic, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese to make a bright and flavorful pesto sauce. Toss it with your favorite pasta for a quick and delicious meal.

  2. Rainbow Microgreen Salad: Mix a variety of colorful microgreens, such as red cabbage, kale, and beetroot, with chopped veggies like cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and carrots. Top it off with a simple dressing made from olive oil, lemon juice, and honey.

  3. Mini Microgreen Pizzas: Use pita bread or mini bagels as a base and let your kids add their favorite toppings, like sauce, cheese, and microgreens. Pop them in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

We hope you and your little ones enjoy growing and cooking with microgreens as much as we do! Stay tuned for more fun and educational microgreen activities, and feel free to share your experiences in the comments below. Happy gardening and cooking!