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Ten Herbs To Boost Flavor & Nutrients

Herbs are such a great way to add a gourmet feel to a frozen dinner with added nutrients! Below is a list of awesome herbs that can help take your easy meal to the next level in a matter of minutes. Let us know in the comments below how you like to sass up easy meals or sneak nutrients in.


Benefits: vitamin K, vitamin A, iron, calcium, iron, magnesium, and vitamin C.

Uses: Add on top of baked cauliflower pizza, sprinkle into salads, make Caprese salad, top garbanzo bean pasta with, sprinkle on top of complete or scrambled eggs.


Benefits: Anti-bacterial properties and power how anti-oxidants.

Uses: Add fresh cilantro leaves to salsa, tacos, roasted vegetable dips, salads, lentil dishes, and noodles.


Benefits: Good for anti-blood-clotting Vitamin K and bone health.

Uses: Add chopped chives to scrambled eggs, sweet potatoes, burgers, pasta, and to Greek yogurt for a vegetable dip.


Benefits:  Vitamin C, magnesium, and vitamin A,

Uses: Sprinkle chopped dill over seafood dishes, yogurt sauces, beef, omelets, vegetable dips, eggs or sautéed vegetables.


Benefits: Helps with digestive issues. Loaded with manganese, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

Uses: Add to smoothies, homemade fudge pops, fruit dishes, and chocolate drinks.


Uses: Powerhouse anti-oxidant & and has antibacterial component. Great source of fiber, vitamin K, manganese, iron, vitamin E, tryptophan, and calcium.

Uses: Add to red sauces, marinara dishes, soups, pizza, stews, and soups.


Benefits: vitamin A, vitamin C, and folic acid. Help reduce blood clotting as well.

Uses: Add to salads, cold bean salads, tomato sauces, or tuna salad. Mix it into ground beef before making hamburgers. Make Tabbouleh, a personal favorite of mine. For a great recipe check out Best Tabbouleh Recipe.


Benefits: A herb with a high amount of antioxidants. Can help assist in the healing process of food-borne illness. It has also been shown show improve memory and boost immunity.

Uses: Add chopped rosemary leaves to marinades for grilled meats and vegetables, roasted red potatoes, tomatoes, winter squash,  and roasted vegetables. Simmer stems of rosemary leaves in soups and stews.


Benefits: The oils in sage have been found to reduce inflammation, which is common in those with rheumatoid arthritis and asthma. It is also rich in vitamin K, an important vitamin for bone health.

Uses: Add to chicken, chicken salads, pork, beef, duck, or tomato sauce. Add a few sage leaves to fish and vegetable packets before grilling.

Thyme, The Herb of Courage

Benefits: Is the herb known for courage along with being rich in antioxidants that protect cell membranes, thyme is also anti-microbial and boosts immunity. It is also loaded with iron, manganese, and vitamin K.

Uses: Add to beans, cabbage, chicken, corn, eggplant, garlic, beef, tomato sauce, and basil.

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