Who here sprouts? Sprouting seeds is easy, cheap, fun for kids, and super healthy for everyone! We mostly sprout alfalfa, but there are so many other things you can sprout! I have a book called, Natural Meals In Minutes by Rita Bingham. She recommends using sprouts in the following foods:
- Drinks: Sunflower, alfalfa, buckwheat, and wheat sprouts
- Omelets: Mung, lentil, sunflower, garbanzo, or sunflower sprouts.
- Stir Fry: Mung and Soy bean, lentil, garbanzo, and sunflower sprouts.
- Pancakes: Wheat, buckwheat, chopped alfalfa, and sunflower seeds can be mixed in with batter, or added after pancakes have been poured on the griddle.
- Breads: Wheat, alfalfa, sunflower, buckwheat, rye, or oats can be added to batter before baking.
- Salads: Alfalfa, lentil, Mung, garbanzo, wheat, radish, sunflower, or mixed sprouts can be added to tossed salads, wheat or pasta salads, or three bean salads.
- Desserts: Wheat (sprouted 3 days so it turns sweet) and sunflower seeds (sprouted 1/8 inch or less) are good in peanut butter candies and in ground nut and raisin balls.
These are some fun ideas! Sprouting is easy in a mason jar. Simply:
- I add 1-2 TBL of seeds in a mason jar with a draining lid.
- Rinse seeds in water and soak overnight.
- Drain water and let sit on the counter.
- 2-3 times a day my kids come by and rinse the seeds.
- Once the seeds sprout, I put in the light to develop the chlorophyll.
- Place in fridge to stop the growth and EAT
We love to add alfalfa sprouts to sandwiches and wraps, like this one:
The best alfalfa turkey sandwich:
- Whole wheat bread
- Light cream cheese
- alfalfa sprouts
- Sliced tomatoes
- sliced turkey
MMMMM.. Since we can’t exactly plant a garden right now, plant some seeds for sprouting! What kind of sprouts will you try?