One thing you will learn about when engaging on a Clean Eating journey is that you will be cooking a lot more. This involves using herbs and spices to season your food, preferably fresh herbs while on this particular diet. Here are some herbs you can grow in your garden during the spring season.
The first herb you can grow in the spring and use for your Clean Eating dishes is parsley. This is really good when you want to make dishes with rich flavors, similar to Italian and Mediterranean dishes. It is also an herb that is relatively easy to grow, so even someone without a lot of experience gardening can grow parsley. You will find both flat-leaved and curly-leaved parsley plants.
Another herb that is great for Clean Eating dishes is cilantro. Cilantro can be grown from the seed or by getting a cilantro plant, since it is a good herb for beginners. If you are going to make salsa to add to your Clean Eating dishes, you definitely want access to some fresh cilantro at home! Cilantro can be started in the spring, even if it is still a little cold where you live. This is a very tolerant herb and can survive in many different climates.
There are so many things you can do with dill, so if you have room in your herb garden, definitely consider adding it. Not only can you use it for dishes like cucumber salad, but it is also good with other vegetable dishes and tastes great with fish and seafood. If you want dill in the spring and summer, you should plant it a few weeks before spring begins as long as you don’t have a bad frost. It does best with full sunlight, so it isn’t the best for indoor herb gardening. Though if it is going indoors, just make sure you keep it by a south or west-facing window.
Who doesn’t love cooking with basil? Here is another Italian herb that goes great with meat, salads, vegetables, and tons of other Clean Eating dishes. Plus, a little basil goes a long way, especially when you are picking it fresh from your own herb garden. This can grow well indoors as long as it is placed near a sunny window, so it is also perfect for container gardening.
Give these delicious herbs a try this spring when you are starting the Clean Eating diet.
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