Cucumber appetizers

Some little appetizers made with herbs from our garden, complimented with some superfoods that can give you a little “pick me up.” Cucumber cracker bottoms, with a dollop of kale/goat cheese/pomegranate salad, topped with a goat cheese ball (my son’s contribution) and goji berries, and various sprigs of herbs: chamomile flowers (front), rooster sage (salvia) flowers (left), lemon balm (back), chives (right). Anytime I get my kid involved, he is bound to eat more. And eating more veggies and herbs: priceless in the health banking category!

Camomile: contains flavinoids, and is an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, astringent, soothes indigestion and helps with insomnia.

Chives: high in vitamin K, good for bone and brain health, and vitamin A, and the flavinoid antioxidant carotenes zeaxanthin and lutein, good to protect against cancer.

Goji berries (wolfberry fruit from China): high in anti-oxidant beta-carotene, and can help reduce blood sugar, regulate cholesterol, depression, and prevent heart disease.

Kale: high in vitamin K, A and C, antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin for eye health, and cancer prevention.

Lemon balm: contains flavonoids, citronellal, triterpenens, geranial, neral, rosmarinic acid, geranoil, and polyphenols. It is an anti-viral, antioxidant, which sooth indigestion and reduce anxiety.

Sage (salvia): contains flavonoids and fights inflamation, bacteria, viruses, and free radicals to keep you healthy.

 

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